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.

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Three Minutes to Midnight: Russian Aggression, NATO Expansion and the Constant Wrestling Match Between Fear and Hope.

Three Minutes to Doomsday, Russian Aggression, NATO expansion and the implications of Russian and NATO buildup in Eastern Europe.

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The Enemy of My Enemy Is Still My Enemy: Iraq’s Shi’a Militias

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.

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Outperforming its Allies? Canada and its Commitment to NATO

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.

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The Barbarians Are at the Gates: NATO, Turkey and the Syrian Quagmire

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.

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United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy: Effective Global Governance or Failed Policy?

A discussion on why the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy is ineffective in curbing terrorism around the world.