Kelly Stephens on the failure of Bosnia and Herzegovina to move forward on its path to EU and NATO membership.
Author: Kelly Stephens
Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird Travels to Morocco for Friends of Syria Meeting
John Baird traveled to Africa yesterday, the sixth such visit during his time as Minister of Foreign Affairs. He will be attending the Friends of Syria meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco tomorrow, a group of nations who support regime change in Syria.
Libya’s Militia Problem
Protests continue to hit the streets of Libya, though with anger now directed towards members of its own population rather than the incendiary, anti-Islamic YouTube film that captured the world’s attention earlier this month. On September 21st, tens of thousands of protesters stormed the headquarters of Ansar al-Sharia, the militia whose members are widely believed Read More…
Increasing Transparency in the Extractive Industries
The US Securities and Exchange Commission recently ruled in favour of greater transparency in the extractive industries.
What to do about Iran?
Years of increasingly stern sanctions are taking a serious toll on the Iranian economy. Though Iran has long been at odds with the US and the West, this summer has seen the imposition of the toughest sanctions to date.
The Regional Implications of Syria’s Refugee Crisis
As the refugees continue to flow across international borders, additional strain is being placed on scarce resources.
Does Canada Have a Vision for International Development?
With the resignation of the controversy stricken head of CIDA Bev Oda and her replacement by former chief of Toronto Police Julian Fantino, Kelly Stephens asks if the Conservative government even has a plan for the development organization.
Canada: A Petrostate Suffering from the Dutch Disease?
June was a month full of debate regarding the effect of Alberta’s oil sands on Canada’s economy and environment.
A Growing Sectarian Divide in Iraq
Last week marked one of the bloodiest in Iraq since the withdrawal of U.S. troops in December of last year. With a series of attacks on Shi’a targets claiming over 100 lives, concerns that sectarianism is re-emerging in Iraq are beginning to surface.
Libya’s Rocky Road to Democracy
Overshadowed by events in neighbouring Egypt and Syria, it is easy to forget that Libya is undergoing a crucial process of post-conflict reconstruction and democratization.