In this article, Sivan Ghasem highlights Iran’s role in Iraq and the current umbrella of militia’s that operate under Iran’s direction. She underscores the measures of hard and soft power executed by the Iranian regime and how this could effect relations with NATO.
Nuclear Strategy from an Iranian Perspective
Experts often discuss Iran’s intention to continue pursuing a nuclear breakout strategy. However, a look through an Iranian perspective and its tenuous Islamic project says otherwise.
It’s Time for Canada to Reengage with Iran
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
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…
Has Iran Reached A Turning Point In Its Relations With The World?
Our program editors debate whether Iran’s adherence to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action signifies a new era in its foreign policy.
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.
NATO and the New Arc of Crisis Conference
A Conference entitled ‘NATO and the New Arc of Crisis’ took place on October 28 and 29 in Madrid, the NATO Association of Canada thanks YATA, the Real Instituto Elcano, and the Fundación Botín for their efforts in organizing this fruitful conference.
Iran’s Iraqi Proxy War and the Potential Virtues of a Tehran-Washington Partnership
Should the United States work with Iran in the fight against ISIS? Sandy Vingoe considers the benefits of such a partnership.
Russia-Iran Relations and the Proposed Nuclear Deal
Sandy Vingoe examines the potential repercussions of renewed Russia-Iran 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?