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Let's Not Forget That Many in the Ukraine Are Genuinely Pro-Russia

Lucy Leiderman | Posted 03.20.2014 | Canada
Lucy Leiderman

At the end of the day, it will always be the people who suffer, and Ukraine has a long history of suffering. There are enough populations who feel abandoned by a Ukrainian Ukraine to fight for Russia, and enough who are ready to engulf Kiev in flames in order to show their desire to move away from the perceived dangers of an Eastern block and take their place among Western nations.

Canada Should Keep Training Military in Afghanistan

Lauryn Oates | Posted 02.28.2014 | Canada
Lauryn Oates

At the end of March, Canadian military personnel will leave Afghanistan. That is too soon. As the second largest contributing nation to the training mission after the U.S., Canada's contributions to this capacity development are too valuable to withdraw this close to the finish line. Canada should renew its training mission for another term, and continue contributing to the Afghan mission in an area in which it clearly excels. Canada should stay, and continue to add value to the effort of training and educating Afghan soldiers and police. We have given too much and come too far to walk out this close to the finish line, and with so much progress at stake.

Canadian Troops To Trickle Out Of Afghanistan Soon

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada

OTTAWA - Canadian troops will begin a phased withdrawal from Afghanistan next month, leaving fewer than 100 soldiers on the ground by the time the tra...

Canadian Firms Lose Out On Millions

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.06.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government's decision to cancel Canadian participation in two NATO surveillance programs will cost contracts in the country's aero...

Like Bad Wine, U.S. Foreign Policy Gets Worse With Time

Conrad Black | Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada Politics
Conrad Black

We now see every week the crumbling of foreign policy of the United States. The War on Terror was not without mistakes, but the War on Drugs has been a disaster in every respect. Only 20 years ago, the U.S. bestrode the world, the only super power, strong by any measurement. Today it is quavering, waffling, semi-bankrupt, lurching from one mistaken and often hypocritical policy to the next.

Solidarity, not Sanctions, Should be the West's Response to the Iranian People

Mahsa Alimardani | Posted 07.28.2012 | Canada
Mahsa Alimardani

A model of non-violence and civil disobedience in line with the Green Movement that began in 2009 is the best course for the future of Iran. International isolation and pressure on the Iranian state will lead the government toward further repressive measures. Military intervention will only make things worse.

NATO Set To Wrap With Outline For Afghan Mission

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.20.2012 | Canada Politics

CHICAGO - The time has come to finally close the door on more than a decade of Canadian military involvement in Afghanistan, the prime minister said M...

Afghanistan Mission Won't Be Extended: Defence Minister

CBC | Posted 07.20.2012 | Canada Politics

The Canadian Forces mission in Afghanistan to train the country's army will end in 2014 as planned despite entreaties from NATO to extend...

Canada To Join NATO Countries In Funding Afghan Military

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.19.2012 | Canada Politics

CHICAGO - Canada is preparing to announce ongoing funding for the Afghanistan military in line with contributions already pledged by other NATO countr...

Why NATO Should Accept Mexico

Christopher Sands | Posted 07.18.2012 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

President Obama and the leaders of the world's most successful alliance, NATO, -- one that deterred nuclear war and kept the peace in Europe after centuries of conflict -- gather in Chicago this weekend to talk about the future. Obama and Prime Minister Harper should consider Mexico when they meet with other NATO leaders in Chicago.

Canada Quits NATO Surveillance Project

CBC | Posted 04.10.2012 | Canada Politics

Canada is pulling out of a NATO surveillance project 20 years in the making that will use unmanned aerial vehicles to collect information...

Syria Mission Not A Blueprint For Iran, Syria: MacKay

CP | Melanie Patten, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.19.2012 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Defence Minister Peter MacKay touted the success of the international mission in Libya as word spread on Saturday that Moammar Gadhafi's son...

With Friends Like Obama...

Christopher Sands | Posted 01.14.2012 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

Harper has been a great friend to Obama: supportive of the U.S. global warming approach at Copenhagen and Cancun, supporting the U.S.-led NATO mission in Afghanistan, and offering to sell renewable hydroelectric power as well as oil and gas to energize an American economic recovery. But as many have discovered, it doesn't pay to be Obama's friend.

NATO Fears War Crimes Prosecutions Over Libya War

AP | Posted 01.11.2012 | Canada Politics

BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO officials are worried that their organization may be investigated by the International Criminal Court after its prosecutor said ...

The Savage War: A Canadian Reporter's Experience in Afghanistan

Murray Brewster | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Murray Brewster

MPs went to Kandahar in search of something that would give this ruinous adventure some deep meaning. The soldiers hated those travelling circuses almost as much as having to cart journalists around.

Canadian One Of 14 Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan Bombing

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.29.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - A training mission described as "relatively safe" by the Conservative government and the military saw its first casualty Saturday with the de...

Why Syria Will Never Be Libya

Bessma Momani | Posted 12.26.2011 | Canada
Bessma Momani

Unless Western powers, and not a ragtag group of rebels, are prepared for an on-the-ground invasion, we will continue to merely deplore what the Syrian regime is doing against its people.

NATO Not Aware Gaddafi Was In Targeted Convoy

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.24.2011 | Canada

BRUSSELS - The Canadian commander in charge of NATO operations in Libya says the alliance had no idea it had Moammar Gadhafi in its sights when pilots...

NATO 'Not Entirely Done' In Libya

CBC | Posted 12.24.2011 | Canada

The body of ousted Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi will be buried Tuesday in a secret location, according to a media report quoting an of...

NATO To Discuss Libyan Exit Strategy

CBC | Posted 12.21.2011 | Canada Politics

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the alliance has made a preliminary decision to end its Libyan mission at the end of th...

Gaddafi's Son Captured For Real: Libyans

CBC | Posted 10.13.2011 | Canada

Libya's interim government claims it has captured Mutassim Gadhafi, the fifth son of deposed leader Moammar Gadhafi, as he tried to flee ...

Canada To Be There When Libyan Mission Ends: MacKay

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.26.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada was there at the start of the NATO-led mission in Libya and intends to be there when it ends, Defence Minister Peter MacKay said Monda...

Syrian Brutality: The Unintended Consequence of Mubarak's Trial

Bessma Momani | Posted 10.09.2011 | Canada
Bessma Momani

The trial of Mubarak will have the unintended consequence of teaching incumbent Arab governments that either they repress their protest movements or else face a similar wrath to that of Mubarak.

Canadian Planes Join In Libya Propaganda War

CP | Posted 09.28.2011 | Canada

CATANIA, Italy - Canada has joined an air war of a different kind in the skies over Libya, one where persuasion and sometimes insults are the weapons....

No Libya Ceasefire, Canadian General says

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.22.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - Many Western leaders — Prime Minister Stephen Harper, included — have all but said that the only way the Libyan crisis will truly end is ...