• NATO: Power and Principles in the Contemporary Era

    • November 1, 2011

    On Oct. 27, the United Nations Security Council voted to end international military operations in Libya as of November 1. For NATO, the completion of its mission in Libya represents a rare clear-cut victory. As Michael Clarke, director of the …

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  • NATO’s Success in Libya

    • October 31, 2011

    This post first appeared on the CIC’s Roundtable blog at opencanada.org.

    NATO’s operation in Libya formally ends at midnight today. All told, its aircraft conducted almost 10,000 strike missions over 7 months. When the mission began, many commentators warned …

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  • Run Towards War with Iran

    • October 30, 2011

    In the wake of the alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington, the predictable chorus of right-wingers has come forward to promote one of their favourite causes: the idea of an attack on Iran. Not surprisingly, the idea …

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  • Libya and Canada’s Political Influence: A Different Perspective

    • October 28, 2011

    by Philippe Lagassé

    Did Canada play a critical political role in relation to the Libya intervention? My colleague Roland Paris is skeptical. In an earlier post on this blog, he points out that Canada’s political influence was secondary at best, …

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  • Did Canada Play a “Critical” Role in Libya?

    • October 28, 2011

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper continues to take bows for Canada’s involvement in the Libya mission. “Canada has played a critical role both politically and militarily to protect innocent civilians against a cruel and oppressive regime,” he said in a statement

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  • Mission incomplète

    • October 28, 2011

    par Justin Massie

    Published in La Presse.ca, October 27, 2011

    La guerre en Libye est maintenant terminée, du moins celle dans laquelle sont engagés les Occidentaux, avec la mort du dictateur Mouammar Kadhafi. Selon le ministre des Affaires étrangères, …

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