Three Minutes to Doomsday, Russian Aggression, NATO expansion and the implications of Russian and NATO buildup in Eastern Europe.
Trevor Schenk recently completed my M.A. in Political Science/International Relations at McMaster University. Before that he completed his B.A. in Political Science and History at McMaster University. During his graduate studies, Trevor traveled to Japan to do research on the Fukushima nuclear disaster and its effects on the local population. He wrote his Major Research Paper on the role of Private Military Companies operating in Iraq and their effect on U.S. and coalition counterinsurgency strategy during the 2003 war. Trevor’s main interests are in security studies, specifically the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the Global War on Terror. Other interests include Canadian/U.S. foreign policy, as well as military and strategic studies.
Trevor Schenk analyzes the rise of Shi’a militias fighting the Islamic State in Iraq, and why this could be detrimental to the long term goal of creating a stable Iraq.
Trevor Schenk discusses Canada’s expanding role within NATO, and how through its contributions it is out performing most of its allies despite its modest defence budget.
Trevor Schenk discusses the implications of Turkey’s policy towards Syria and if it can be trusted as a reliable ally in the fight against the Islamic State.
A discussion on the ISAF mission in Afghanistan, and the valuable Counterinsurgency lessons learned in over a decade of fighting.
A discussion on why the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy is ineffective in curbing terrorism around the world.
Is the F-35 the right fighter jet for Canada? A comparison of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightening II and the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet.
Theories of security and insecurity, why the EU has taken a security based approach to combating irregular migration from North Africa.
A discussion of the role NATO is playing in Ukraine and what the crisis means for the future of the Alliance.
A discussion of Europe’s policy of increased security and militarization of its borders to combat the growing number of irregular migrants trying to reach its shores from Africa.