A progressive government can and should take a principled approach to foreign policy. That means Canada’s Liberals must stop pitting good jobs at home against human rights abroad.
The number of casualties from landmines remains high, with the most people killed and wounded in Syria.
The UN Security Council resolution adopted to address the Yemeni crisis ended up constraining its efforts to bring peace.
A decade ago, the lack of a clear policy by the Obama administration let the region down. But might US have another opportunity in the Middle East?
The underlying issues of inequality, corruption and poverty are still dogging the region, ten years after the protests.
A year after an infamous Twitter spat and the gruesome murder of Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, the Canada-Saudi relationship appears poised to return to business as usual, if it hasn’t already.
It’s unclear how relations between Addis Ababa and Asmara will develop but the warmth has largely gone.
Bin Laden’s extremist group had less than a hundred members in September 2001. Today it’s a transnational terror organization with 40,000 fighters across the Middle East, Africa and beyond.
Why is Canada’s labour movement so quiet on the Saudi arms deal? It should be a voice for peace and human rights and demand that the Canadian government immediately cancel the deal.
The UK Court of Appeal ruled that the British government did not properly assess whether Saudi Arabia had violated international law. What this means for the arms trade.
The US has supported a Saudi-led military coalition that has inflicted profound and deadly damage on Yemen. A Senate vote could end what a human rights scholar says is US complicity in genocide.
Given the range of support for President Omar al-Bashir it isn’t surprising that he’s managed to resist pressure to step down.
The Obama and Trump administrations have supported a military coalition that has inflicted profound and deadly damage on Yemen. A human rights scholar says the US is complicit in genocide.
Saudi Arabia gets far more out of being close with the UK than vice versa.
The Saudi-Canadian row offers Canada an opportunity to adopt a new Middle East policy based on universal human rights that address the needs of the many and contributes to regional stability.
The Law and Order Index says South Africans feel less secure than people in Yemen, the DRC and Libya, countries all affected by violent conflict.
Yemen’s civil war is a stew of local and foreign interests, from Washington, Saudi Arabia to Iran. And the latest battle may cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians, if not millions.
Iran is a dangerous mischief-maker in the Middle East – but scrapping the nuclear deal will probably make things worse.
Sweden has enacted what’s known as a feminist foreign policy, and Canada plans on doing the same. One fly in the ointment is both countries’ arms sales and how they’re at odds with feminism.
With Iran and India on manoeuvres and the war in Yemen still unfolding, Pakistan’s stakes in the Middle East are as high as ever.