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President Trump’s letter to a number of NATO allies in the lead-up to the Alliance Summit on 11-12 July, warning them that America is running out of patience as regards their failure to increase their defence spending, is a cheap shot, but a shot nonetheless. It needs...read more
Patrick Dennis, Reluctant Warriors – Canadian Conscripts and the Great War (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2017). ~~~ Editor's Note - This is the second review of Reluctant Warriors; the first, by Andrew Theobald, can be found here. In this work, Patrick Dennis tells, for the...read more
Lindsay Palmer, Becoming the Story: War Correspondents Since 9/11 (Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2018). ~~~ In 2012, journalist Marie Colvin was killed while covering the then one-year-old Syrian civil war for the Sunday Times. Colvin had smuggled herself...read more
President Trump’s recent letter to Canada’s Prime Minister urging him to meet this country’s stated commitment to move towards spending 2% of GDP on defence was predictably met by comments from a government spokesperson noting that Canada continues to be among the...read more
Overton: Looking for Success from the Canadian deployment to MINUSMA? Canadians Should be Looking Towards the United Nations Itself, not Mali
Canadian Armed Forces members arrive in Gao to start the preparations. DND IS03-2018-0015-007 Canadian troops are deploying to Mali for the UN MINUSMA mission, where they will assume the responsibility for the protected medical aerial evacuation of mission...read more
~ ~ ~ The Singapore Summit has left me with three major conclusions. First and foremost, Trump showed himself to be a lousy negotiator. Somebody once observed that if you really want a deal badly, you get a really bad deal. And so it has been with President Trump and...read more
From the editor I am pleased to introduce the first issue of ON TRACK for 2018, consisting of a mix of Canadian-centric and internationally focused articles. Nous commençons par une réflexion sur le soft power européen selon le Dr Michael Lambert...read more
Ayub Nuri, Being Kurdish in a Hostile World (Regina: University of Regina Press, 2017). ~ ~ ~ My only expectation going into Ayub Nuri’s Being Kurdish in a Hostile World was that I was going to learn more about the Kurdish people and their long struggle for...read more
David Law has provided an update to his earlier blog, published by the CDA Institute on 15 May 2018, in light of tomorrow's planned meeting between the United States and North Korea. ~~~ There is, of course, plenty that could still go wrong between Washington and...read more
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