Despite promising to destroy its stockpile of chemical weapons, Syria has once again been accused of using the banned arms against its civilians. The Islamic State has also been accused and these accusations were levelled in a new UN report released earlier this month.
Middle East Region
Saudi Arabia has expressed interest in public listing its state owned oil company Aramco. The value is set at $2 trillion, but why now? Marko Gombac explains how the world oil market and its realities are forcing the cartel king’s hand
With Iran’s increased cooperation with the United States, the reasons for the break in diplomatic relations between Iran and Canada have eroded. Carter Vance explains the value of resuming the diplomatic course
China’s OneBelt, OneRoad initiative is building massive infrastructure projects throughout Eurasia. Marko Gombac examines how China plans to bring economic prosperity and stability to a tumultuous region.
What should NATO do to address a divergence in threat percetion? Marko Gombac explores the value of geographically based identitiy construction in helping the alliance stay together
Our program editors debate whether NATO should hug Israel close or keep its distance.
Kristyn Byrne discusses ISIS activity in Libya and the complexities of involving NATO in the fight.
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…
Our team looks at the regional effects of the ongoing Syrian civil war.
This is the summary of an interview about community based refugee sponsorship in Toronto.