Canada’s Evolving Response to Child Soldiers

Children in Armed Conflict: Contemporary Discourse and Canadian Responses 7 March 2017 – Toronto, CA by Alim Jiwa On February 21st 2017, Canada and France became the latest of 59 countries to sign the Safe Schools Declaration.  According to Zama Coursen-Neff, Executive Director of the Children’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch, this declaration is “a political commitment…


Shift in Russia’s South Asia Policy: Risks and Implications

23 December 2016 – Jaipur, India by Professor B.M. Jain Russia’s foreign policy under the Putin leadership has undergone a major transformation since Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. The United States and EU imposed an array of sanctions against Russia, undermining its economic, trade and investment interests across the global market. Psychologically…


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…

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