Canada flag
Canada flag


Canada Finds Difficult Balancing Public Security, Respecting Individual Rights: Expert

Canadian authorities will be challenged with balancing public safety and respect for individual liberties in the wake of the recent shootings, Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa’s School of International Development and Global Studies Benjamin Zyla said. “The difficulty for the authorities in Canada and abroad thereby is to find the right balance between […]

Man claiming to be ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in this screenshot from video.
Al-Baghdadi speaking during Friday prayers at Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul on July 4, 2014.


Lessons From Versailles For Today’s Middle East – Analysis

Discontent and chaos in the Middle East are rooted in treaties drafted at the close of World War I. By Marc Grossman and Simon Henderson The summer of 2014 was a season of analogies and anniversaries. European leaders commemorated the start of World War One. Russian President Putin’s annexation of Crimea and destabilization and invasion […]

Map of Georgia highlighting Abkhazia (green) and South Ossetia (purple).
Map of Georgia highlighting Abkhazia (green) and South Ossetia (purple).


Abkhaz Leader Makes TV Address On Moscow-Proposed Treaty

(Civil.Ge) — In a televised address to the nation, Abkhaz leader Raul Khajimba said on October 22 that Moscow does not try to “impose” its proposed draft of new treaty on Abkhazia and called for “calm working atmosphere” to develop Sokhumi’s proposals and to avoid “discrediting idea” of expanding ties with Moscow. Reiterating that he […]