- 18 décembre 2018
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
A couple of news items today bring forth contrasting visions of counter-insurgency success and failure. The first recounts the apparently quite successful reconstruction of Grozny; the second, the massacre of 16 Afghans by an American soldier. The contrast makes …EN SAVOIR PLUS
L’article complet a été publié dans le Ottawa Citizen, 4 mars 2012.
‘Svobodnykh mest net” (“there are no free places”)! Of all my memories of the months I spent as a student in the Soviet Union, perhaps the most …EN SAVOIR PLUS
The Russian veto of the UN Security Council resolution on Syria has had leaders and pundits in the West lining up to denounce the Russians, accusing them of revealing their autocratic tendencies and putting their own narrow trading interests (for …EN SAVOIR PLUS
While waiting for the Moscow archives to deliver up their secrets last week, I popped into the Russian capital’s largest bookstore, Biblio Globus, to check out the history section—and while there, I took a very quick look at the politics …EN SAVOIR PLUS
The recently-published new U.S. military strategy, entitled Sustaining U.S. Global Leadership: Priorities for 21st Century Defense, attracted a great deal of attention last week, with some critics denouncing what they claimed were excessive cuts in defence spending, and others …EN SAVOIR PLUS
The Responsibility to Protect may indeed protect some civilians, but unfortunately it also facilitates atrocities against others. Writing last week about the end of NATO’s mission in Libya, Lloyd Axworthy and Allan Rock proclaimed it as ‘A victory for the …EN SAVOIR PLUS
Forum: Le MDN et les conseils des universitaires sur les politiques
Dans ce forum, les collaborateurs au Blogue du CÉPI réagissent à la publication d’un rapport, rédigé par Douglas Bland et Richard Shimooka de l’Université Queen’s, selon lequel le ministère …
L’article complet a été publié dans le Ottawa Citizen, 20 octobre 2011.
In 1991, the Italian parliament passed a law prohibiting anybody not only from paying ransom but also from even negotiating with kidnappers. Colombia later followed suit. The …EN SAVOIR PLUS