The war is headed down an uncertain path as President Trump renews US commitment to the conflict.
Did the dropping of the MOAB eliminate insecurity in Afghanistan? Nabil Bhatia highlights why the Trump Administration’s Afghanistan policy misses the mark and may exacerbate existing issues.
In part one of a two part series, making the case for a realist foreign policy. Mark Jarratt and Alexis Amini are discussing the theoretical underpinnings of realism and illustrate by using the 2003 Iraq Invasion.
Tune in to the two-part podcast interview by NAOC Research Analyst Sha Lalapet and Senior Delegate to Canada for ICRC Andrew Carswell
In response to a months-long string of terrorist attacks, the Pakistani government recently announced its new counter-terrorism strategy, Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad. Nabil Bhatia analyzes the operation, highlights its successes as well as possible areas of improvement.
How has the recent spate of terror attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan increased tensions between the two countries to the benefit of terrorists? Farah Bogani explores
What are the challenges associated with upholding the rules of war in armed conflicts? Sabrina Natale analyzes Canada’s role in combatting illegal war tactics and upholding the rules of war, and what roles non-state actors play in addressing contemporary war crimes.
Afghanistan’s poppy fields have increased and the nation’s opium production has risen significantly since 2015. Nabil Bhatia breaks down the key transnational opioid trafficking routes, and analyzes joint counternarcotics initiatives aimed at curbing supply.
The Afghan government controls less than 60% of the nation’s territory. Nabil Bhatia analyzes the regional security implications of Afghanistan’s diminishing security force and the resurgence of terrorist groups within the country.
Ben Hess explores the dialogue surrounding military drones as Canada considers acquiring UAVs with lethal force while considering their contribution to past military operations.