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ISIS and The Destruction of Material Culture

ISIS’ occupation of Mosul and Nineveh Plains villages in northern Iraq, has displaced hundreds of thousands of individuals from their homes. The Nineveh Plain region is dotted with ancient Assyrian villages, monasteries, churches, and other historically significant sites that speak to a vibrant community that has survived for thousands of years in the area. The Read More…

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Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems- Changing the Environment of Warfare

Sandra Song discusses the two-sided challenge of the Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) and its implications for the future of warfare, as an introduction to Canada’s Defence Perspectives 2020-2050: Recapitalization and the Canadian Forces

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The Right Will Not Be Left Behind

Vedran Kuljanin discusses the rise of far-right political parties in Europe and the real world effects their policies have brought.

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The Arab Spring: What have we learned?

On February 11, 2011 the Arab world experienced a seismic political event, the resignation of Hosni Mubarak. This event could be compared to the fall of Prince Metternich on March 13, 1848. Both were largely symbolic events of a larger revolutionary wave sweeping across their respective regions. As the international experts and leaders market the Read More…

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The Yazidis: Iraq’s Forgotten Victims

This is the third article in the series focusing on the current refugee crisis in the Middle East. Focusing on the Yazidi community of Sinjar is very important in our task to better understand how these communities have been affected by the recent atrocities committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) against Read More…

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The Execution of Nimr Al-Nimr: Double Barrel Politics in the Middle East

Portrait of Nimr Baqr al-Nimr an independent Shia cleric in al-Awamiyah, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia by Abbas Goudarzi, Wikipedia Commons. On January 2, 2016, the Saudi government executed Nimr Al-Nimr, a prominent Shi’a Saudi cleric, who spent much of his adult life speaking for his marginalized community. Al-Nimr’s sermons and speeches came to symbolize the Read More…