Middle East Region

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‘Minorityhood’: What is a Minority Anyway?

This is the first in a number of articles and podcasts that will seek to contextualize the history and politics surrounding the current political and social refugee crisis in Iraq and Syria.   The mass extermination and enslavement of Yazidies under the ISIS in Mosul and surrounding region, and the expulsions of Assyrians from the Read More…

Culture Expanding Community Fadi Dawood Human Rights International Relations Saudi Arabia Society Society, Culture, and Security The Middle East and North Africa

The Execution of Nimr Al-Nimr: Double Barrel Politics in the Middle East

Portrait of Nimr Baqr al-Nimr an independent Shia cleric in al-Awamiyah, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia by Abbas Goudarzi, Wikipedia Commons. On January 2, 2016, the Saudi government executed Nimr Al-Nimr, a prominent Shi’a Saudi cleric, who spent much of his adult life speaking for his marginalized community. Al-Nimr’s sermons and speeches came to symbolize the Read More…

Cyber Security and Emerging Threats Eastern Europe and Russia Eric Morse International Relations Iraq ISIS Islamic State Libya Russia Security Stéfanie von Hlatky Syria Terrorism The Middle East and North Africa

Sovereignty Collapsed: Daesh and the Return of Bandit Kings

Eric Morse and Stéfanie von Hlatky explain how ISIS has transformed our common understanding of borders, sovereignty and the international system in just a couple of years.

Aishwarya Sahai Asia-Pacific China Corinne Stancescu Editors' Forum Europe Hinna Hatif Ian Goertz International Relations Iran Iraq ISIS Islamic State Jonas Becker Michael Kang Michael Lumbers Michael Oshell Refugee Security Syria The Middle East and North Africa

What Was The International News Story of 2015?

In a year packed with events, trends, and personalities that shaped the world, our program editors weigh in with which one was most impactful.

Canada Cyber Security and Emerging Threats Immigration Intelligence & National Security Iraq Islamic State Kurds Megan Spurrell Refugee The Middle East and North Africa Uncategorized

#Welcomeallrefugees: How Canada’s Refugee Policy Strengthens our Security and Society

Megan argues that the influx of Syrian refugees to Canada are a source of strength, not security concerns

Aishwarya Sahai Corinne Stancescu Defense Editors' Forum Eric Morse Hinna Hatif International Relations Iraq ISIS Islamic State Jeremy Voisin Michael Kang Michael Lumbers Michael Oshell Sandra Song Security Syria Terrorism The Middle East and North Africa

Is A More Aggressive Strategy To Counter ISIS Needed?

In the wake of the Paris attacks, our program editors consider whether the West’s military campaign against ISIS should be intensified.