Islamic State

What to do about the barbarians? Eight stat...

Jul 23, 2016

Barbarians at the gates? They’re already in the town square. How could this be? The Western democracies possess the most sophisticated intelligence gathering systems, multi-layered

The security risks from Canada’s fast...

Feb 15, 2016

On 3 February 2016, the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing on “Canada’s Fast-Track Refugee Plan: Unanswered Questions and Implications for U.S. National

Our CF-18s in the desert: What to do?

Feb 03, 2016

Could it be the new government’s got it right? The Huffington Post Sunday quoted Stéphane Dion, the new foreign affairs minister, as saying Canada’s goals

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

Watch for Syrian passports issued by Islami...

Dec 15, 2015

In early December, the investigative wing of the US Department of Homeland Security is reported to have issued an advisory to law enforcement agencies across

Putin unloads his wrath on Turkey, promises...

Dec 09, 2015

On December 3, Vladimir Putin delivered his annual Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly in St. George’s Hall in the Kremlin, before an audience of

Britain is also at war

Dec 06, 2015

A week after the ISIL attacks in Paris on November 13 , British Prime Minister David Cameron met with French President François Hollande for what

America’s retreat (1)

Dec 06, 2015

The following is the first part of a two-part analysis of America’s retreat from world leadership and the emergence of new world leaders.  SYNOPSIS Part

ISIL — Good thing the UN Security Cou...

Nov 23, 2015

On November 20, the UN Security Council “determined” that the Islamic State (ISIL) constitutes an “unprecedented” threat to international peace and security; and it called

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