Trump's attack on Assad's air force was opportunist and reckless. It was also long overdue.
President Donald Trump after speaking at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.
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Are Trump’s missile strikes against Syria constitutional? An expert on Congress and foreign policy provides a brief history of how the separation of war powers has blurred over time.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.
A former US diplomat explains why some programs may make sense to cut, while others are crucial to America's moral standing.
Armée libanaise, Beirut, 1982.
Civil servants stand as forgotten actors of the Lebanon civil war, a historical case that has not been reproduced in more recent conflicts.
An Afghan militia vehicle on the outskirts of Kunduz, in October 2016.
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Under the Obama administration, the US army began to recruit, arm, and finance local militias to fight the Taliban. With Trump in the White House, what remains of this strategy?
Two Canadian soldiers during a 2011 NATO exercise in Ukraine.
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Over its history Canada has built itself through war and the memory of its wars. The country's recent military interventions are part of a struggle to define what the country stands for.
The individual most directly responsible for a colossal humanitarian crisis is still in power – and might be for some time.
By following these three lessons, Homs can re-emerge from the Syrian conflict an even greater city than before.
Trump wants to build more aircraft carriers but doesn’t have a strategy yet for how to use them.
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Trump's first budget proposal would boost defense spending by US$52 billion, but his desired military buildup is premised on misleading claims and lacks a strategic vision.
A North Korean ballistic rocket launching drill, undated photo.
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Tensions in Asia may soon boil over. If U.S. leaders fail to seek pathways to peace, the consequences may be grim, warns former National Security Council member.
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The Imperial War Museum was founded to do a very different task to that of today.
Civilians in Iraq have reportedly been exposed to blister agents in fighting between Islamic State fighters and US-backed Iraqi forces.
The characteristics of chemical weapons also make them weapons of terror. They do not only injure the body. The threat of chemical weapons harms the minds of soldiers and civilians.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir presides over a state on the brink of war.
South Sudan seceded from Sudan in 2011 after a protracted war of independence that started in 1955. One internal struggle in this war was between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army’s (SPLA) leadership…
Thirty young Afghani women performed in an orchestra at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Afghanistan’s challenges in 2017 will not be new ones, but those that have lingered from many years of war and violence. They involve armed conflict with the Taliban and related issues of terrorism, attacks…
King of all he surveys?
The divine right of kings was dismantled after a bloody conflict nearly 400 years ago. The impulse which led to that change should protect us from the reign of the White House emperor.
Among the Syrian refugee population it is estimated that there are 2,000 university professionals and 100,000 university qualified students.
The Oscar-nominated film is pure Hollywood hokum and a lost opportunity.
German stock market after US election, November 9, 2016.
The fall of the Berlin wall was supposed to usher in ‘the end of history’, an eternal age of capitalist economics and liberal-democratic politics. It hasn’t turned out that way.
Leaders in Davos are being asked to consider how global cooperation could be reinvigorated. They could do worse than start with UN reforms.
Christmas tends to assume a strong sense of its own significance in times of protracted conflict.