The security of Mali is of great concern to the international community and in particular to France. Roderick Ramsden examines the situation in Mali and discusses whether Canadian participation would be best suited for the ongoing UN mission or in partnership with France, in their broader operations.
Author: Roderick Ramsden
The Liberation of Fallujah: Time for Celebration or Time to Buckle Down?
Military victories against ISIS in Iraq and Syria should not be interpreted as independent predictors of victory. Roderick discusses the liberation of Fallujah in the greater context of the war against ISIS.
Canadian Government Acknowledges ISIS’ Genocide Against the Yazidis: Now What?
In light of recent events in the House of Commons, Roderick Ramsden re-examines the ISIS genocide and the implications for Canadian foreign policy.
The “Three State Solution” for Iraq: What are the Consequences of Iraqi Kurdish Independence?
Iraqi Kurdish Independence on the Horizon. Roderick Ramsden discusses the plight for independence in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and explores the potential consequences for the rest of Iraq.
Fast, Effective, and Exactly What Canadians Should Expect: The Canadian Armed Forces Response in Fort McMurray
When disaster strikes. Roderick Ramsden discusses the impeccable service of the Canadian Armed Forces’ in response to the wildfires in Fort McMurray.
An Unknown Existential Threat: Financial Crisis in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq
The most significant threat to the existence of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the Peshmerga is not ISIS, but rather an ongoing economic crisis. Roderick explores this financial crisis and discusses the implications as they relate to the mission against ISIS and the refugee and internally displaced persons emergency.
Is ISIS Committing Genocide?
Roderick Ramsden explores the legal and political implications of Canada’s ‘non-recognition’ of ISIS atrocities as ‘genocide’.
A Case for Investing in Canada’s Special Forces
Roderick Ramsden discusses how increasing the number of members within the Canadian Special Operations Regiment can contribute to several of the strategic objectives outlined in the Minister of National Defence’s mandate letter.
For Answers to Syria’s Future, Look to the Past
As the world scrambles to find suitable solutions to the Syrian refugee crisis, Roderick Ramsden argues that the crisis requires answers derived from lessons learned during military humanitarian interventions in the 1990s.