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.
The case for a Foreign Intelligence Agency in Canada
Ryan Atkinson makes the case for a Canadian Foreign Intelligence Agency.
Analyzing the Islamic State’s Weapons Capability: What Weapons Does It Use and Where Does It Get Them?
With multiple global sources of weapons and ammunition and its industrial scale weapons manufacturing operations, one may ask what can be done to degrade ISIS’ weapons capability. Nabil Bhatia analyzes ISIS’ diversified weapons arsenal and proposes a course of action for the international community.
The Real Housewives of ISIS: An Actual Online Threat
On January 3 2016, Revolting, a BBC 2 sketch-comedy show, released an online skit called, “The Real Housewives of ISIS.” The skit introduces four wives of ISIS fighters, fulfilling their duty as “average” housewives. One scene shows two women awkwardly wearing the same suicide vest. Another depicts a woman chained to her oven, excited Read More…
The Syria Report: Podcast Interview with Neil Hauer
Listen to Sha Lalapet interview Neil Hauer about the geopolitics of the ongoing Syrian conflict and what we can expect in the coming months
Podcast Interview with Senior Intelligence Analyst Neil Hauer
Ever thought about a career in Intelligence Analysis? Sha Lalapet gives us a sneak peak in a podcast interview with Senior Intelligence Analyst Neil Hauer
Yazidi Women and Sexual Violence as a Weapon of War
As part of #16days campaign against gender-based violence, Sha Lalapet delves into the plight of Yazidi women under ISIS and the sexual violence that was used against them as a weapon of war.
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.
Terrorist Attacks in France: How safe is France?
Demyan Plakhov examines how safe France is after the terrorist attacks.