Bargain hunting in Abu Dhabi

Surely there must be some concern on the part of the major European powers when they see Poroshenko out on a shopping trip to purchase weaponry.

Planning for war, but not the aftermath

While everyone focuses on militarily defeating ISIS, no one seems to be discussing what form of authority will fill the power vacuum.

Tone down the praise for Baird

The ex-foreign minister simplified all equations into either black hats or white hats.

Will, not weapons, in Ukraine

Size is not as important as motivation in military conflict.

What constitutes final victory in Iraq?

Aside from questions about whether we strayed from the authorized mission, what do we hope to achieve there?

In Iraq, a slightly different picture

While the mission may have evolved, what is the point of holding weekly technical briefings if not to keep Canadians apprised of such evolution?

Startled by an ant

Why is it that, more than 13 years after the 9/11 attacks, we seem more frightened now by far smaller threats?

I do not believe in mocking people’s religions

Freedom of speech is not about reckless provocation; it is about preventing government totalitarianism through media scrutiny and exposure.

Ukraine, Iraq promise more violence and volatility in 2015

Neither Ukraine's massive debt nor Iraq's factional divisions will be easily resolved, but both need to be tackled.

In case of emergency, abandon perspective

Why does the national media play into the hands of the ISIS propaganda machine?


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November 26, 2014