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:


Book Watch: From Deep State to Islamic State: The Arab Counter-Revolution and its Jihadi Legacy

Review by Stewart Webb 19 December 2015 – Vancouver, CA From Deep State to Islamic State: The Arab Counter-Revolution and its Jihadi Legacy by Jean-Pierre Filiu – Oxford University Press, 2015. USD 24.95 ISBN-10: 1849045461 ISBN-13: 978-1849045469 2015 has been quite the year for North Africa and the Middle East. The civil wars in Libya…


Wires Brief: Pakistan has low-yield nuclear weapons, Canada to call back CF-18s, Russia expands military bases in Arctic

22 October 2015 – Vancouver, CA United Kingdom British industry is now warning that the country’s national security will be at risk if there are any delays to replacing the Vanguard-class submarine fleet, reports the Telegraph. The Successor programme is estimated to cost between GBP 11 and 14 billion and has yet to receive the…


Wires Brief: Taliban on offensive, Russian airstrikes in Syria, US-Canadian joint force being pondered

30 September 2015 – Vancouver, CA United Kingdom Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has refused to say if he supports military action in Syria, reports Bloomberg. in New York, Prime Minister David Cameron stated that he supports Bashar al-Assad to remain president in a transitional government. Europe Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko mocked Russia’s call for a…

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