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ISIS and The Destruction of Material Culture

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…

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The Right Will Not Be Left Behind

Vedran Kuljanin discusses the rise of far-right political parties in Europe and the real world effects their policies have brought.

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What Will It Take To End Syria’s Civil War?

With apparently no end in sight for Syria’s civil war, our program editors consider how-or whether- its combatants can be brought to the negotiating table.

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Will Canada’s Revamped Role Prove Effective In Countering ISIS?

Our Program Editors and Research Analysts debate the merits of the Trudeau government’s new approach to the anti-ISIS mission.

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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…

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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.

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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.