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CDA Institute guest contributor Chris Kilford, a Fellow with Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy, explores how Canada might play a more active role in the Middle East. Earlier this year, Canada accepted an invitation from the United States and Russia to join the International Syria Support Group (ISSG). At the time, the government announced that the invitation was “a clear sign that Canada is making a difference in the region through…
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CDA Institute guest contributor John Mitton, a PhD candidate at Dalhousie University, challenges conventional wisdom about US President Obama’s “red-​line” on Syria. As we near the end of his second term, retrospective assessments of US President Barack Obama’s foreign policy are likely to proliferate. For all the domestic and economic turmoil befalling the American union over the past eight years, the international sphere seems most likely to define his presidential legacy.…
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CDA Institute Research Fellow Richard Shimooka looks at Russia’s intervention in Syria and the long-​term prospects facing the al-​Assad régime. By the summer of 2015, the fortunes of Bashar al-Assad’s régime in Syria appeared to be flagging. To the Russians, the slow advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Free Syrian Alliance (FSA) forces into the government’s territory held out the possibility of the collapse…
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CDA Institute Security & Defence Blogger Michael Lambert, a PhD student at the Sorbonne Doctoral College & University of Tampere in France, explores Germany’s role in Ukraine and Syria. The original French version of this article can be found here. German Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to send troops to Syria to fight against the Islamic State. Yet French intelligence reports, however, suggest a lack of equipment of the German army to carry out…
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Blogueur pour l’Institut de la CAD, Michael Lambert, doctorant au Collège doctoral de la Sorbonne (France) et à l’Université de Tampere (Finlande) partage ses reflexions sur les réfugiés. Tandis que les Occidentaux continuent de s’indigner des conditions d’accueil des réfugiés en Europe, et que l’Union européenne accentue les coopérations bilatérales avec la Turquie en vue de limiter l’afflux de migrants, la Russie né cesse pour sa part d’accentuer les bombardements dans…
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