Photos are of Lebanese Armed Forces Land Border Regiment Soldiers being instructed in winter survival and shelter construction, winter-related first aid and casualty evacuation, basic dismounted reconnaissance skills, snowmobile driving, and maintenance, and of course – hockey! All instructors in these photos are 31 Canadian Brigade Group. Additional instructors for the advanced training package came […]
As Lebanon is responding to the influx of Syrian refugees through legislature and camp demolitions, Tiffany Kwok analyses present day conditions in Lebanon, as well as the future implications of such actions.
The Eastern Mediterranean is without a doubt a conflict-prone geographic location. Most consider the conflicts between Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and occasionally, Egypt, when discussing the region, but new players are clashing with one another, and this time, they’re allies. While the world looks at nearby Syria, it has been Turkey, Cyprus and Greece that […]
From a local southern Lebanese guerrilla force to a huge regional player, Hezbollah has made many friends and foes. It’s implications for the Lebanese state, to states where similar replica are now emerging, the militia force has come to represent a rising theme and issue in the Middle East: the militia and it’s parallel state.
The future of the Middle East and the secret to ensuring a truly balanced power structure does not occur by simply breaking up the region into spheres of influence, or by turning it into a zero-sum game.
Megan argues that the influx of Syrian refugees to Canada are a source of strength, not security concerns
We’re back! Watch as I interview Mr. Octavius Pinkard. He is a PhD Researcher at the University of Kent. His work focuses on the development and projection of identities and interests among Lebanese diaspora communities in Senegal, the United States, and the European Union. Mr. Pinkard has served as an editor of a Working Paper […]