Samer Khurshid in this article serves to clear western misconceptions of Islam, Jihad and the Quran whilst simultaneously eradicating the legitimacy of Islamic Terrorist Organizations like Al – Qaeda.
Iranian interest in Iraq and ramifications on NATO
In this article, Sivan Ghasem highlights Iran’s role in Iraq and the current umbrella of militia’s that operate under Iran’s direction. She underscores the measures of hard and soft power executed by the Iranian regime and how this could effect relations with NATO.
Interview with Ian Bradbury: Daesh’s collapse, the Kurds, and Iraq today
Edward Tat interviews Ian Bradbury, founder of the 1st New Allied Expeditionary Force, on the deteriorating situation in post-Daesh Iraq and the subsequent need for peace-building and deradicalization efforts.
The Evolution of Lone Wolf Terrorism
Juliette Bronchtein explores the changing nature of the lone wolf terrorism phenomenon and its impact on security threats.
Cyber-Nuclear Security: An Emerging Threat
Julia Peng explores the digital threat of nuclear security, and how policy needs to adapt to the rapidly evolving discipline.
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…
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.
What Will It Take To End Syria’s Civil War?
With apparently no end in sight for Syria’s civil war, our program editors consider how-or whether- its combatants can be brought to the negotiating table.
Will Canada’s Revamped Role Prove Effective In Countering ISIS?
Our Program Editors and Research Analysts debate the merits of the Trudeau government’s new approach to the anti-ISIS mission.
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…