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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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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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