Canada’s half-decade mission in Iraq

Kelsey Gallagher Featured

In the fall of 2014, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Operation IMPACT, Canada’s military contribution to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. Approaching its sixth anniversary, Operation IMPACT is Canada’s most significant military operation since the war in Afghanistan.

Principles for a Mali-first security strategy for Canada

Wendy Stocker Africa, Americas, Armed Conflicts, Conventional Weapons

Briefing 13/1 Author John Siebert Media reports indicate Canadian Parliamentarians will have the opportunity to debate the merits of Canada’s military and other assistance to the UN-sanctioned intervention in Mali. The cautious approach of the Canadian government to date is welcome: send a heavy lift transport plane to assist the French-led military mission, but emphasize non-military Canadian contributions going forward. …

A Mali-first security strategy for Canada

John Siebert Africa, Americas, Conventional Weapons, Defence & Human Security, News

Canadian Parliamentarians soon will have the opportunity to debate the merits of Canada’s military and other assistance to the UN-sanctioned intervention in Mali. To increase the possibility of successfully contributing to stability in Mali and the broader region, certain principles should be followed in making operational decisions about Canada’s current engagement. First and foremost, the needs of Mali—rather than Canada’s …