defence

Coalition of the choosy

Coalition of the choosy

The new moderate Syrian rebel army will be trained in Saudi Arabia, the principal supporter and paymaster of Syrian jihadi groups until ISIS scared it into hedging its bets.


The world has two new 'Islamic States'

And you thought the only problem was in Iraq and Syria. Libya and Nigeria have troubles of their own.


Welcome to Kurdistan

Canadian troops are now tasked with training a militia whose purpose is to create their own state—one that could destabilize a NATO ally.


Ten committees to watch this fall

Protection of women in Canada’s immigration system, security in Asia-Pacific, international financial system integrity top committee agendas.


This sitting's burning foreign affairs issues

From Iraq to China, it's set to be a busy fall.


Group labelled terrorists by Canada could benefit from fight against ISIS

Turkey’s chargé hopes military aid to region avoids ending up in the "wrong hands."


Baird can't bring together deeply divided Iraq

Baird insisted the government is committed to revitalizing a new, inclusive authority in Baghdad. This, of course, was something the US spent over a decade attempting.


Cold war or common security—our choice

As NATO can only deploy forces once it has the political consensus of its members, its new spearhead isn’t likely to be any more rapid than the current force. Another option exists.


Let's move from dangerous military posturing to serious negotiations

Opinion leaders appear to be demanding that NATO ramp up the very military posturing that could bring war ever closer.


Another NATO arming campaign

With no Western country wanting to send troops to Iraq, NATO has instead decided to flood the Kurds with weapons, and Canada is leading that initiative.


Questions raised over ad hoc national security cabinet committee

PMO email names committee, says it discussed deployment of air force assets to Iraq.



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