Iraq

No Fight in this Dog

Feb 01, 2016

The so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a pathological mixture of perverse extremism, medieval standards and amoral behaviour whose barbarous practices surpass

First clash in Commons over defence issues

Dec 08, 2015

HOUSE OF COMMONS, DECEMBER 7, 2015 SPEECH FROM THE THRONE RESUMPTION OF DEBATE ON ADDRESS IN REPLY Hon. Rona Ambrose (Leader of the Opposition, CPC) 

US special operations forces in Syria still...

Nov 23, 2015

On October 30, the Obama administration announced that the President had authorized “no more” than 50 special operations forces to be deployed to northern Syria

France is at war

Nov 18, 2015

The speech by President François Hollande of France on November 16 is one that ranks with President George W. Bush’s post-9/11 address to a joint

An inside look at the PM’s instructio...

Nov 15, 2015

In a sharp break with the past, the new Canadian government has publicly released what were once highly confidential “mandate letters” by which the Prime

Antalya, Turkey: Why on earth are world lea...

Nov 11, 2015

The G-20 summit meeting of world leaders is being held this weekend in Turkey, whose turn it is to host. Turkey’s capital is Ankara and

Our CF-18s are still doing bombing runs in ...

Oct 27, 2015

In its election platform, the incoming Liberal government announced it would end Canada’s combat mission in Iraq and refocus Canada’s military contribution in the region

Canada is not at War in Iraq (and Combat is...

Feb 17, 2015

Matthew Fisher had it right. The recent parliamentary discussion over the role of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in Iraq is largely foolish and naïve.

ISIS declares Islamic State

ISIS declares a new Islamic State

Jul 01, 2014

On Sunday, the Islamic State in Iraq and Iraq (ISIS, sometimes called ISIL) declared a new caliphate simply called the Islamic State. This area includes the