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CDA Institute Analyst Melissa Hawco comments on the tactical military advances of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Since early January 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has steadily accumulated large swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq through tactical militant advances. The pattern of territory capture in the region has also revealed an overarching financial strategy that is connected to holding and exploiting high-​profit…
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This week’s briefing contains: From the Desk of the Executive Director “Emergency Parliamentary Debate on Iraq“ “Canada and the Baltic Air Policing Mission – a Retrospective“ Roundtable Summary: “Current Developments in the Middle East“ “Geopolitical Security Imperatives: Luncheon with George Friedman“ Security & Defence News for 1322 September Click here to read the entire edition!…
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The following is a summary of the CDA Institute roundtable on the subject of “Current Developments in the Middle East” held in Ottawa on 9 September 2014. These roundtable discussions are held under the Chatham House Rule. This summary reflects Analyst Lindsay Coombs’ perception of the discussion. The CDA Institute thanks Lockheed Martin Canada for its generous sponsorship of the 2014 Roundtable Discussion Series. Conflict in the Middle East is not…
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Contrary to the handling of the civil war in Syria, the West in general, and the United States in particular, are showing a degree of political and diplomatic savvy in dealing with the current problems in Iraq. The Islamic State certainly represents the most proximate threat to the country, and the United States and several partners, including Canada, Britain, and Australia, have responded in a calculated and measured manner. Remarks about…
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This week’s briefing contains: From the Desk of the Executive Director When Success Breeds Failure: How Putin’s Winning Reputation May Be a Double-​Edged Sword, by Rob Cook How to turn a scorched-​earth Gaza into a path to peace, by George Petrolekas & Ferry de Kerckhove in the Globe & Mail Pour qui sonne le glas en Palestine?, par Ferry de Kerckhove dans La Presse Snake Charming the Taliban: Pakistan’s Paralysis or…
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