Articles by Stewart Webb

Stewart is the editor for DefenceReport. Stewart holds a MScEcon in Security Studies from Aberystwyth University and holds a BA in Political Science from Acadia University. His specialties include South Asian and Canadian defence issues. He has made frequent appearances on CTV National News, and other Canadian media outlets both radio and TV. Stewart can be contacted at:


All Eyes on Al-Bab

22 December 2016 – Vancouver, CA by Stewart Webb As the fighting in Aleppo dwindled down, the next chapter of the Syrian conflict focused on the small city of al-Bab – population approximately 63,000. Last week, some speculated that five armies would converge on al-Bab. Yesterday, we saw fierce clashes between the Turkish-backed Syrian rebels…


Al-Qaeda’s haphazard rebranding

11 July 2016 – Vancouver, CA by Stewart Webb Hamza bin Laden attracted international headlines with his 21-minute speech that was entitled “We Are All Osama”.  The speech was posted to a militant website and Hamza vowed revenge for his father’s death. It is a rallying cry on a personal level from the son of…


What is behind the Taliban’s Resurgence?

20 April 2016- Vancouver, CA by Stewart Webb Yesterday, an attack involving a suicided bomber in a car (SVBIED) and gun assault targeted the headquarters of Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS). It has been a some time since the world’s attention has been focused on Afghanistan as it has been with these events. The Taliban claimed responsibility…


Book Watch: India in New South Asia: Strategic, Military and Economic Concerns in the Age of Nuclear Diplomacy

Review by Stewart Webb 22 February 2016 – Vancouver, CA India in New South Asia: Strategic, Military and Economic Concerns in the Age of Nuclear Diplomacy By B.M. Jain, I.B. Tauris, 2010, USD 99.00, GBP 59.00 ISBN: 9781848851382 It was recently revealed that the United States is in negotiations with India over the sharing of…

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