Yemen update, Venezuela video and more

Today's blog post looks at an important step forward in the Yemeni peace process, French activism against selling arms to the Saudis and some hard-hitting questions for those who support…

World ignored U.S. war crime in Somalia

The 2011 famine in Somalia was a U.S.-created war crime, according to journalist Alex Perry, and nobody paid much attention. In an interview on CBC Radio’s The Current, journalist Alex…

Will Trump derail Canadian multilateralism?

To better position Canada for the impending Trump presidency, PM Trudeau has shuffled key Cabinet portfolios, replacing veteran Stéphane Dion at Global Affairs with former International Trade Minister and Trudeau…

Why are UN peacekeepers so badly equipped?

An article featured in The Independent, a London-based newspaper, analyzes the material deficiencies of United Nations peacekeepers. Quoting Walter Dorn, a Senior Adviser to the Rideau Institute, the article highlights…