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    A new report assesses the situation unfolding within Iraq and the implications for the future of its population, the imminent collapse the Iraqi government is facing, and that its inability to forge a unified government has caused it to lose control of its institutions and security apparatus, endangering the continued existence of the state.
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In the Media

A time of remembrance, and
forgetting

by Daryl Copeland
Embassy, November 19, 2014

 

The top task for Canadian politicians: Get to know the new U.S. legislators  

by Colin Robertson,

The Globe and Mail,
November 11, 2014

 

Taiwan looks to Canada for support for TPP seat

by Chris Plecash

Embassy, November 19, 2014

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Policy Paper  

Putting the Cart before the Horse: Why Canada should not purchase the Mistral-Class Ships, for now 

by Keshav Kelkar Research  and Grégoire-François Legault

"A new Policy Paper assesses the current state of the Royal Canadian Navy, and the need to find replacement ships for its aging fleet. The Navy, the authors argue, is facing a plethora of problems that are hindering the navy’s ability to complete core missions." 

 

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Policy Update

Iraq is Collapsing It’s Time to Reshape the Middle East Map

by Major (Ret’d) Michael Mitchell


A new policy update assesses the situation unfolding within Iraq and the implications for the future of its diverse population. Mitchell discusses the imminent collapse the Iraqi government is facing. Its inability to forge a unified government has caused it to lose control of its institutions and security apparatus, endangering the continued existence of the state.

 

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On the Horizon

 

2014/2015
Speakers Series:

"Canada & the World Speaker Series: The Geopolitics of Energy " 

 

International relations and the flow of oil and gas are being closely watched and in some regions significantly realigned. Alberta crude and natural gas are being discounted with these new realities. Ultimately the geopolitics of energy will become more important to international security. Energy for Europe and Middle East sources are but two significant examples of this new reality. Where do alternate energy sources fit into this puzzle?


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October 2014
Quebec, the Liberals, the NDP, and ISIS

by J. L. Granatstein



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The top task for Canadian politicians: Get to know the new U.S. legislators

by Colin Robertson

 

The Dispatch

 

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Fall 2014
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