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 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…
NATO-Turkey Policy Brief 2015
The NATO Association of Canada Team offers insight into the current state of NATO-Turkey relations.
The Slow Grind: America’s Bombing Campaign in Syria and Iraq
The U.S. Military might have total air supremacy over the sky’s of Iraq and Syria, but can a bombing campaign alone defeat the Islamic state?
Turkey’s Policy Shift in Iraq and Syria Both Excites, and Baffles NATO
Umaima examines Turkey’s policy shift in Iraq and Syria, and why it’s confusing NATO. Is this a positive, or negative development in the fight against ISIS?
A Bloody Bargaining Chip: The Armenian Genocide and U.S.-Turkey Relations
Evan Blackwell explores how the contested legacy of the Armenian genocide has been downplayed by the U.S. as it attempts to recruit Turkey in the campaign against ISIS.
Tracing the Kurds
Hasan Siddiqui attempts to detail the various Kurdish groups across Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran; their interconnectivity, how they affect one another and the greater regional implication around them.
The Syrian Spectacle: Paradigm Shift
Hasan Siddiqui guides the discussion of shifting U.S. policy in Syria, tying in Iran’s nuclear programme negotiations and discontentment from America’s regional allies.
Facing the Black Flag: Nationalism and Retribution Amongst Kurdish Women
Exploring the convergence of the Kurdish nationalist cause and solidarity with women who have fallen victim to IS for Kurdish women fighting on the front lines in Iraq.