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Counterterrorism: Is it Working?

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Published in the Globe and Mail, May 25, 2015 The Islamic State terrorist group now commands the greatest army of foreign mercenaries in modern history. Current estimates of its size range from 20,000 foreign fighters to a Central Intelli… Read More

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Why ISIL Both Destroys and Exploits the Middle East’s Antiquities

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On May 20, forces of ISIL (the terrorist organization Islamic State in Iraq and in the Levant, also known as IS or ISIS) managed to take control of the Syrian city of Palmyra. The city, which has a population of 50,000, is of importance for its s… Read More

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CIDA’s Summative Evaluation and On-the-ground Realities in Afghanistan

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In March 2015, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development released the Synthesis Report: Summative Evaluation of Canada’s Afghanistan Development Program. On April 14, CIPS and its Fragile States Research Network (FS… Read More

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Reflections on Gender in the DFATD Evaluation of Canada’s Afghanistan Development Program

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By Sarah Tuckey In March 2015, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development released the Synthesis Report: Summative Evaluation of Canada’s Afghanistan Development Program. On April 14, CIPS and its Fragile States Resea… Read More

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Iran’s Failed Foreign Policy: Dealing From a Position of Weakness

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Adapted from a report published by the Middle East Institute Iran’s ambition is to be the dominant state in the Persian Gulf and an indispensable regional power in the broader Middle East. This is a plausible aspiration. Iran’s potent… Read More

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DFATD’s Evaluation of Canadian Aid to Afghanistan: A Missed Opportunity

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In March 2015, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development released the Synthesis Report: Summative Evaluation of Canada’s Afghanistan Development Program. On April 14, CIPS and its Fragile States Research Network (FS… Read More

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Learning from the Evaluation of Canada’s Engagement in Afghanistan: Challenges and Opportunities

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In March 2015, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development released the Synthesis Report: Summative Evaluation of Canada’s Afghanistan Development Program. On April 14, CIPS and its Fragile States Research Network (FS… Read More

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L’émergence de l’Union européenne comme puissance militaire au XXIème siècle

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Par Michael E. Lambert, chercheur invité au Centre d’études en politiques internationales Published on the CDA Security and Defence Blog, April 21, 2015 L’Europe apparait aujourd’hui comme la principale promotrice du dialog… Read More

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In Search of Enhanced Defence Cooperation in Europe

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On April 9, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland agreed on closer defense ties and increased solidarity with the Baltic states, in a move designed to enhance regional security through deterrence. In a joint declaration, the defe… Read More

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Accord sur le nucléaire iranien : le vrai Nobel d’Obama

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Published in La Presse, April 8, 2015 L’accord sur le nucléaire conclu entre le groupe de pays P5+1** et l’Iran est un événement historique compte tenu de la distance politique, sociologique, idéologique et humaine entre les deu… Read More

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