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Canadian Mission Creep in Iraq? A CIPS Debate – Part 1

Posted on by Roland Paris

For Parts 2 and 3 of this CIPS debate, see the posts by Thomas Juneau and Philippe Lagassé. Published in the Globe and Mail, January 29, 2015 We recently learned that Canadian troops in Iraq are spending about 20 per cent of their effort close t… Read More

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Canadian Mission Creep in Iraq? A CIPS Debate – Part 2

Posted on by Thomas Juneau

For Parts 1 and 3 of this CIPS debate, see the posts by Roland Paris and Philippe Lagassé Published in the Globe and Mail, January 29, 2015 The government has faced mounting criticism since it announced that special forces’ soldiers d… Read More

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Canadian Mission Creep in Iraq? A CIPS Debate – Part 3

Posted on by Philippe Lagassé

 For Parts 1 and 2 of this CIPS debate, see the posts by Roland Paris and Thomas Juneau. Published on Canadian Defense Politics, January 29, 2015 Did the Prime Minister mislead the House of Commons about the nature of Canada’s special operat… Read More

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The Anti-Terrorism Legislation Has Likely Been Oversold

Posted on by Wesley Wark

Published in the Ottawa Citizen, January 28, 2015 The Canadian government has been beating the drum about the need for new counter-terrorism powers since the October, 2014 terror attacks in Quebec and Ottawa. A legislative package is fin… Read More

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Evolution or Escalation? Canada’s Military Operation in Iraq

Posted on by Roland Paris

In a new CIPS policy brief on Canada’s war in Iraq, Roland Paris addresses the following questions: Is Canada engaged in ground combat? Have we witnessed mission creep? Why should Canada (and other Western countries) limit their pa… Read More

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Is Newfoundland Putting CETA At Risk?

Posted on by Patrick Leblond

On January 19, the Newfoundland government issued a news release that indicated that it was suspending its participation in existing trade agreements as well as trade agreements currently being negotiated by the Federal government. Th… Read More

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French Intelligence to Blame?

Posted on by Wesley Wark

All terrorist outrages are inevitably followed by soul-searching and blame-seeking. Last week’s terrible events in France have followed the inevitable trajectory. While the French Republic’s security manhunt for the perpetrators o… Read More

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15 Proposals for Canadian Foreign Aid

Posted on by Stephen Brown

The French version of this essay was published on the Huffington Post Québec blog Un seul monde on January 8, 2015. When the Harper government abolished the Canadian International Development Agency and transferred its functions to the n… Read More

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Engaging Iranian Dissidents, Or Catering to the Tory Base?

Posted on by Peter Jones

The Canadian government is renewing its support for a project, based at the University of Toronto’s Munk Centre, to provide Iranian dissidents with a secure means of communicating and circumventing Iranian censorship. The project will… Read More

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The Greatest Risk to UN Peace Operations

Posted on by Roland Paris

The greatest risk to United Nations peace operations is not operational failure, but the growing divergence of opinion among countries that mandate, finance and supply personnel to these operations regarding the purposes and practice… Read More

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