U.S. air strikes in Syria are unlawful, irresponsible and unjustified

Canada needs to speak up for peace and stability before the situation escalates into a wider conflict

U.S. air strikes in Syria are unlawful, irresponsible and unjustified
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Canada needs to speak up for peace and stability before the situation escalates into a wider conflict

Democratic angst and independence turmoil

In Hillary Clinton’s mind, it’s everyone else’s fault. So she’ll continue to hog centre stage and suck up the political oxygen

Democratic angst and independence turmoil
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In Hillary Clinton’s mind, it’s everyone else’s fault. So she’ll continue to hog centre stage and suck up the political oxygen

Putin’s risky Syrian gambit is not serving him well

While former KGB agent Vladimir Putin no longer reports to anyone, that doesn’t mean a demotion might not be in his future

Putin’s risky Syrian gambit is not serving him well
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While former KGB agent Vladimir Putin no longer reports to anyone, that doesn’t mean a demotion might not be in his future

Looking for lines in the sand in Syria

What’s troubling is the abrupt manner in which the Trump administration reversed policy on Syria. Assad’s barbarism is not exactly news

Looking for lines in the sand in Syria
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MICALLEF: What’s troubling is the abrupt manner in which the Trump administration reversed policy on Syria. Assad’s barbarism is not exactly news

After the fall: the Islamic State’s next chapter

The collapse of the Islamic State nation will have a profound effect on the organization but it will not eliminate its ongoing presence

After the fall: the Islamic State’s next chapter
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MICALLEF: The collapse of the Islamic State nation will have a profound effect on the organization but it will not eliminate its ongoing presence

The battle for Mosul inches forward

So far, Islamic State forces have stopped short of using civilians as a buffer between its and the advancing Iraqi military

The battle for Mosul inches forward
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MICALLEF: So far, Islamic State forces have stopped short of using civilians as a buffer between its and the advancing Iraqi military

The West is not to blame for the Aleppo tragedy

Forgive me for not wanting Canada to get involved in this game, other than to take in and support as many refugees as we can

The West is not to blame for the Aleppo tragedy
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NEIMAN: Forgive me for not wanting Canada to get involved in this game, other than to take in and support as many refugees as we can

Emboldened Putin rolling over feckless Obama

To the KGB-schooled “hard men” of the Kremlin, dealing with the Obama administration is akin to taking candy from a baby

Emboldened Putin rolling over feckless Obama
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MICALLEF: To the KGB-schooled “hard men” of the Kremlin, dealing with the Obama administration is akin to taking candy from a baby

Mustard gas – the original WMD – is set to stage a return

After an absence of almost a century, mustard gas is about to return to the modern battlefield

Mustard gas – the original WMD – is set to stage a return
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MICALLEF: After an absence of almost a century, mustard gas is about to return to the modern battlefield

Yet another Syrian ceasefire without good prospects

Even if the U.S. succeeds in rolling back the Islamic State, one or more rebel alliances committed to Sharia law will rise up in its place

Yet another Syrian ceasefire without good prospects
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MICALLEF: Even if the U.S. succeeds in rolling back the Islamic State, one or more rebel alliances committed to Sharia law will rise up in its place