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The Refugee Crisis in Syria and Canada’s Response

The heartbreaking images of Alan Kurdi’s lifeless body have permeated the screens of millions of people on a global scale, and prompted renewed calls for action by foreign governments to step up their commitments towards streamlining political asylum applications by … Continue reading

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The Perils of Hands-Off Approaches in Conflict Situations

In thinking about the seemingly unrelated coups d’état in Egypt, Mali and Honduras, it is possible to discern a thin thread of commonality that ties these cases together, despite of the obvious differences between them.  In these cases, the international … Continue reading

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Tools of Change: Long-Term Inclusion in Peace Processes Here is my last publication for Spring 2013.  The article is entitled “Tools of Change: Long-Term Inclusion in Peace Processes” and has just been published by the Fletcher Journal of Human Security.

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Political Deadlock in Libya and Syria

Here is a link to my article “Political Deadlock in Libya and Syria” as published by the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) in its Conflict Trends publication.

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Levels of Political Deadlock in the Syrian Conflict

Note:  A revised version of this article has been republished by George Mason University’s Unrest Magazine.  You can find this publication here. The Annan peace process that tried to halt hostilities between the rebels and Bashar al-Assad’s government put in … Continue reading

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Circumventing Convention: Including Iran in the Syrian Peace Process

Difficult political situations usually require thinking outside the box. It is a pertinent time for the international community to adopt that spirit in the Syrian conflict. It is neither Bashar al-Assad nor the Syrian rebels the ones holding the reins … Continue reading

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A Mutually Hurting Stalemate in Quebec

It is an irrefutable assertion to say that the substance of a conflict is at the base of its resolution, but in several cases, substance is not enough. This is certainly true in Quebec, where the parties at odds have drawn support … Continue reading

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