In 1995, Canada and Spain entered into a maritime dispute off the eastern coast of Canada. Canadian warships intercepted and seized Spanish fishing vessels not obeying the quotas of multilateral institutions tasked with fostering intergovernmental cooperation in the area. This conflict, dubbed the Turbot War, is an example of Canada use of unilateral force when multilateralism fell short. Lessons from this case should be applied to the changing Far North.
Hasan Siddiqui guides the discussion of shifting U.S. policy in Syria, tying in Iran’s nuclear programme negotiations and discontentment from America’s regional allies.
The Canadian Forces has many stalled Arctic projects, but how much better are other countries in the region performing? Paul Pryce discusses.
Hasan Siddiqui highlights the newfound success of Syrian rebel groups in the North, what it comes with, and what it means for the current regime and potentially Syria’s future.