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10/15/2014 - Why Middle East strongmen are the real winners of Islamic State crisis

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recently met with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry shortly after meeting with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday, declaring Egypt an “important partner” in America’s fight against the Islamic State. “Kerry having saluted the great new man and the regime, etcetera, I think for Sisi it is very important because he represents an island of stability,” said Ferry de Kerckhove, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

10/08/2014 - Power Play: Canada mulls Iraq mission

(1:30-6:52) Thomas Juneau, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, discusses Canada’s involvement in the Iraq combat.

10/07/2014 - New Privy Council clerk Janice Charette facing difficult challenges amid massive change

Janice Charette was named the new Clerk of the Privy Council. A big issue on her plate will be Canada’s combat mission against Islamic State militants. The main bureaucratic pointman on the file will be the prime minister’s national security adviser Stephen Rigby, said Wesley Wark, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

10/07/2014 - Must-see QP: The mission in Iraq, foregone conclusion

This article indicates that the Liberal party, who will vote against the government's motion to send troops to Iraq, will support the deployment as soon as the Conservatives carry the day and the motion passes. “Once the decision is made by the government of Canada, and our men and women are out there, we have to be supportive,” said Marc Garneau, the lead Liberal MP on the file. Philippe Lagassé, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, pointed out that a switch in stance on combat missions in the Persian Gulf is not uncommon for the Liberals.

10/06/2014 - New PCO Clerk Charette takes on 'battered' PS, reform issues in federal election year

This pieces makes reference to a paper by Ralph Heintzman, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, published in June.

10/05/2014 - La mission canadienne pourrait être prolongée, dit le ministre de la Défense

Alors que le gouvernement fédéral entend s'embarquer dans une mission de six mois en Irak, plusieurs craignent un prolongement de cette mission. Selon Roland Paris, Centre d'études en politiques internationales, il sera impossible de gagner contre les combattants de l’EI sans soldats au sol. Les islamistes se sont adaptés aux tirs aériens, notamment en se cachant dans des zones plus populeuses. En six mois, les militants de l’EI pourraient reculer, mais ils pourraient aussi gagner en force.

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10/04/2014 - Lagassé: Time for a refresher on the powers of Parliament

Following the motion on Canada’s participation in a combat in Iraq, Philippe Lagassé, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, explains the different roles of government and parliament in making such decisions.

10/03/2014 - Power and Politics with Evan Solomon

(1:22:12 - 1:34:15) PM Harper has announced Canada’s combat role in Iraq. Thomas Juneau, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs says "given the amount of leaks in the last few days, there's no big surprises. The six month stop gap is not really surprising in the sense that noise did go in that direction, but it wasn't clearly anticipated like the fighter aircraft and the other element." He went on to explain how military intervention was not enough to defeat the IS, as it was a deeply rooted political problem; a diplomatic problem.

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10/03/2014 - Bombing Islamic State is necessary, Canadian expert says

Thomas Juneau, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, discusses Canada’s involvement in the Iraq combat.

10/02/2014 - Legal grey area: Canadian soldiers could have to kill fellow citizens if Canada joins war against ISIS

Wesley Wark, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, says members of the military coalition who take part in the campaign could have to deal with situations where they are called upon to target fellow citizens or be involved in such actions.

10/01/2014 - Iraq and the proper path to war

This article discusses how federal government doesn't need Parliament’s approval to go to war, but as Philippe Lagassé, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, notes, reaching parliamentary consensus can help legitimize the act.

10/01/2014 - War with ISIL raises issue of Canadians killing Canadians

Because some Canadian citizens have joined the Islamic state's cause, fighting in Iraq or Syria could be difficult legally speaking. Wesley Wark, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, says members of the military coalition who take part in the campaign could have to deal with situations where they are called upon to target fellow citizens or be involved in such actions.

10/01/2014 - 'Do We Want To See Another 9/11?'

The federal conservatives are starting to use more aggressive rhetoric to legitimize military intervention in Iraq. Philippe Lagassé, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, said the opposition’s use of the word war is deliberate. “It links the idea of war and war-waging with one party as opposed to a peace-support type of operation.”

10/01/2014 - Répondre «présent» autrement

Le gouvernement fédéral étendra la mission de son armée en Iraq, disant subir pressions de la part des États-Unis. Cependant, ils ne dévoilent pas quelles sont ces pressions et quel rôle jouera l’armée les mois venants. Thomas Juneau, École supérieure d'affaires publiques et internationales, note que ce que les Américains cherchent « est une contribution significative qui permette de renforcer la coalition. À partir de là, il est secondaire pour eux que cette contribution prenne la forme de CF-18, d’avions de surveillance, de conseillers militaires ou même d’une aide humanitaire. »

09/30/2014 - Power and Politics with Evan Solomon

(1:49:42 - 1:56:08) The Prime Minister has made it clear that he plans for the army to join allied forces in Iraq and possibly Syria in combat missions. Roland Paris, University Research Chair in International Security and Governance, points out that too many questions are still unanswered. It's unclear what special forces are doing abroad at this moment and it's impossible to know what they might be doing in the upcoming months. What will be deployed? What for? For how long?

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