defence

Italy needs EU’s help to rescue seafaring migrants

The country's EU partners seem quite content to leave Italy to bear the burden itself.


Italy needs EU’s help to rescue seafaring migrants

The country's EU partners seem quite content to leave Italy to bear the burden itself.


The despots who could have fought al-Qaeda

In the rush to dehumanize not only Assad, Gaddafi and Saddam but also any of their loyal supporters, virtually no attention was paid to those who were rising up against them.


Canada should do more to help Iraq

Support refugees, impose sanctions and flex diplomatic muscles on Iraq's neighbours.


What remains unlearned from the First World War

Perspectives of peace advocates, other civil society groups and women were dismissed at the time and continue to be under-represented in mainstream histories.


Israel, Hamas restart the dance of death

In terms of domestic politics, both sides have already accomplished what they came for—but since neither can acknowledge publicly that that’s all the war was really about, they end up raising wholly unrealistic demands at the ceasefire talks. And the war continues.


Media encouraging NATO hypocrisy over Ukraine

The irony of all this chest thumping over Putin’s blatant aggression is that NATO redrew the map of Europe in 1999.


Understanding Russia’s proxy war in eastern Ukraine

Canada should send more material and financial support.


We must do more to prevent wars from degenerating into barbarism

150 years ago, the first Geneva Convention enshrined the idea in international law that even during war, a certain degree of humanity must be preserved. That’s easier said than done.


How we ended up with such a mess in Iraq

Both there and in Afghanistan, the US relied too much on military solutions and too little on political reconciliation, writes Haroon Siddiqui.


Canada's contradictory defence procurement strategy

There is no clear indication whether the priority is to supply both the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Coast Guard with needed equipment in a timely manner, or to use these purchases to promote Canada’s economic interests.


This Week's Issue
policy briefings

July 23, 2014