August 3rd, 2010 (Geopoliticalmonitor.com) - As expected, President Obama has confirmed that August 31st will mark an end to combat operations in Iraq. However, it is commonly accepted that his announcement is more about honoring campaign promises than reacting to the reality on the ground in Iraq.
July 29, 2010 (Geopoliticalmonitor.com) - Quebec sovereigntists and their detractors in Quebec and the rest of Canada are weighing the significance of the International Court of Justice's recent advisory opinion on Kosovo for national unity in Canada. The Court’s advisory opinion has spurred a debate on the subject in the country’s French-language press.
July 26, 2010 (Geopoliticalmonitor.com) - The government of Canada recently announced a plan to purchase 65 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.
With the Chinese government jumping in to protect North Korea from international fallout over the sinking of the Cheonan, it should come as no real surprise that the two allies have united in their disdain for planned US-South Korean military exercises.
After years of gradually losing its standing as a neutral arbiter between the Israelis and Palestinians, the U.S. government finally and openly declared sides during the Gaza conflict. Unless President Barack Obama delivers on his promise to chart a new course, the U.S. will lose its place as a primary Middle-East mediator.