Ankara turns to Moscow amidst increasingly strained US-Turkish relations. Genevieve Zingg examines the shifting power dynamics in Syria as Washington is sidelined by the Russian-Turkish ceasefire deal.
Middle East in Perspective: The Arms Trade is Booming as Political Solutions Falter
The arms business is making a killing in the Middle East as countries all over the world are scrambling to get in on the action. Canada is no exception.
Sending Humanitarian Aid into Conflict Zones
In 2016, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported 13.5 million Syrians in need of humanitarian assistance. Millions of innocent victims are fleeing what has become a region of immense political instability, destabilization, violence, war, and persecution. Immediate life-saving aid such as food, water, sanitation, and health care are desperately Read More…
Analysis: The Broken Ceasefire in Syria
How did the Syrian ceasefire change relations between US and Russia? Sha Lalapet analyses the week-long Syrian ceasefire and the international implications that unfolded as a result.
Autocrats against Rebels against Terrorists: The Difficulty of Creating Peace in Syria
Will the ceasefire succeed? Michele Di Leo analyzes why the chaos in Syria means that a long-term plan for peace will be difficult to create.
US-Russia Brokerage: What does the Current Ceasefire in Syria mean?
What does the current ceasefire in Syria mean? Who gains what? Sha Lalapet examines the effects of the deal on regional stability and international relations.
The Implications of the Paris Attacks for Ukraine
Kelly Rahardja considers the recent events in Paris and how they will affect Western involvement in the Ukraine war.
Ukraine’s Hot War Turns Frigid With the Death of Novorossiya
Aspiring Kremlin watcher Matt Korda analyses the abandonment of the Novorossiya project and explores its implications upon the future of the war in Ukraine.