Par Scott Simon
- 17 avril 2012
The Canadian government announced last Friday that it is temporarily suspending its mission to train Iraqi and Iraqi Kurdish forces given growing tension between the two sides. Ottawa should take this opportunity to carefully consider its next steps: because of …EN SAVOIR PLUS
The Liberal government finally released on June 7, after 18 months of anticipation, its new defence policy. As with any other official policy document, and especially defence policies, it is important to remember that its value is limited. A comparison …EN SAVOIR PLUS
Given the decentralized nature of power in the United States, Ottawa’s attack plan to protect NAFTA includes a significant lobbying effort with members of Congress. Armed with detailed numbers, Canadian representatives repeatedly emphasize what is probably their strongest argument: Canada …EN SAVOIR PLUS
Few countries have more to lose economically from a hostile Donald Trump administration than Canada. The country’s prosperity is largely dependent on privileged access to the US market: about 75 percent of Canadian exports are sold in the United States, …EN SAVOIR PLUS
By Stéfanie Von Hlatky and Thomas Juneau
On August 2, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan tweeted his thanks to Canadians who participated in the defence policy review consultations during the last four months. Over 20,200 submissions were received through the online …EN SAVOIR PLUS
The Liberal government released on Friday its much anticipated policy on peace-support operations. On paper, this is good news. In practice, it is disappointing: Remove the hype, and the new policy mostly amounts to tinkering with what was already in …EN SAVOIR PLUS
The proposed $15-billion sale of light armoured vehicles (LAVs) to Saudi Arabia has brought significant attention — mostly negative — to Canada’s partnership with the Arabian Peninsula kingdom.
Much of this criticism is valid — the human-rights situation in Saudi …EN SAVOIR PLUS
For years, mounting instability had many predicting the collapse of Yemen. These forecasts became reality in 2014 when years of accumulated tension pushed the country into civil war. On one side is an alliance of the Houthis, a …EN SAVOIR PLUS
The Liberal government announced on April 6 that it is launching public consultations to inform the drafting of its new defence policy. In launching the review, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan emphasized that defence policy must be shaped by the defence …EN SAVOIR PLUS
This week, the Trudeau government released its strategy to confront Islamic State. On balance, it is a good strategy, one that is consistent with Canada’s interests, with one important exception: the decision to stop the air strikes.
Every element in …EN SAVOIR PLUS
The Liberal government says it will soon begin lifting some sanctions imposed on Iran and will gradually implement its campaign pledge of re-establishing diplomatic relations with Tehran.
This is sound policy: It is in Canada’s interest to regain its foothold …EN SAVOIR PLUS
Published in the Globe and Mail, Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Iran and the P5+1 – China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States, or the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, plus Germany – finally …EN SAVOIR PLUS