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 Read More…
‘Burn the camps’: The Dire Condition of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
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: NATO Allies Clash
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 Read More…
The Parallel State: Hezbollah And Its Replicas
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.
A Balance of Power Gone Awfully Wrong
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.
Taking Terrorism to an International Court: Ayyash et. al. continues to trial in The Hague
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon is delivering justice for former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri and other victims of the Feb 14, 2005 bombings in Beirut in a unique way.
Communicating Canada’s Role in Assisting Syrian Refugees Round Table Discussion with Major Lena Angell Part I
Listen to the first part of Major Lena Angell’s presentation.
#Welcomeallrefugees: How Canada’s Refugee Policy Strengthens our Security and Society
Megan argues that the influx of Syrian refugees to Canada are a source of strength, not security concerns
PARIS: The Night the World Didn’t Sleep
An update on the Paris attacks and its implication on global security.
Talk to a Diplomat: Episode XXXIII
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 Read More…