Edward Tat interviews Ian Bradbury, founder of the 1st New Allied Expeditionary Force, on the deteriorating situation in post-Daesh Iraq and the subsequent need for peace-building and deradicalization efforts.
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…
Canada’s Role in the Mosul Offensive
Kelsie Chasse discusses the role of the Canadian Armed Forces in the Mosul Offensive, specifically Canada’s involvement in training and advising the Kurdish Peshmerga, as part of Operation Impact.
In Review: My Son the Jihadi; How one family’s experience with extremism is not extreme.
My Son the Jihadi is a short documentary about Thomas Evans, a UK born man who travelled to Somalia to fight for Al Shabaab in 2011 at the age of 21. The film focuses heavily on the tremendous grief that the Evans family faced when they lost their son and brother to the Al Qaeda Read More…
Interview with James Appathurai
Andi Asimetaj interviews Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy and NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia, James Appathurai.
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.
Through Ukraine’s Eyes: Interview with Dr. Taras Kuzio, Part I
In Part I of this exclusive interview, Dr. Taras Kuzio talks about what the Paris attacks, Minsk II, and Russia’s intervention in Syria mean for Ukraine, as well as NATO’s involvement in the Ukraine conflict.
The Kremlin and Russian Media
Ben analyzes the influence of Russian media on the current conflict in Syria
San Bernardino and the Politicization of Mass Shootings in the USA
Jonas critically analyzes the politics of murder in the USA
Russia’s Global Strategy: Moscow’s Motivations in Ukraine and Syria
Russian activities in Ukraine and Syria share similar motivating factors. Sandy Vingoe examines Russia’s global strategy of aggressively countering threats to Russia’s political buffer states.