The Harper government has shifted Canadian foreign policy from ‘peacekeeper’ to ‘player’ in the Middle East and beyond. But is the Canadian military ready for a more assertive role on the world stage?
The fall of the Mastouma army base in northwestern Idlib province is just the latest in a string of government defeats at the hands of rebel forces in Syria.
Two maps that help explain Islamic State's Ramadi offensive.
Whether they keep the city or not; the damage is already done. The fall of Ramadi is a major setback in the war against Islamic State.
Détente between Iran and the West is transforming the geopolitical landscape of the Middle East, and governments and investors the world over are scrambling to profit from the new normal.
The number of European jihadists operating in Syria has been dramatically underestimated.
Baathism may be dead in Iraq and endangered in Syria, but its tools and beliefs live on inside the Islamic State.
This backgrounder examines the growing network of official and unofficial Islamic State affiliates around the world.
Recent movements, attacks, and territory shifts in the Syrian civil war.
We are all invited to the theater of the grotesque.