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Barbara Martin “Eight years after, Canada's move to close Iranian embassy still controversial” (CBC Radio)

“Eight years after, Canada's move to close Iranian embassy still controversial”

The House, CBC Radio
18 January 2020 (Go to the radio show)


The final act of foreign officer Barbara Martin's career was to oversee the closure of the Canadian embassy in Tehran in 2012 — a decision that continues to divide members of this country's Iranian community.

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Stefanie von Hlatky “Why Trump's call for an expanded NATO presence in the Middle East will be a hard sell” (CBC News)

“Why Trump's call for an expanded NATO presence in the Middle East will be a hard sell”

Murray Brewster, CBC News
11 January 2020 (Read the complete article)


A NATO team has been meeting at the U.S. State Department in recent days to draft proposals on what an expanded alliance presence in the Middle East would like.

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Chris Kilford “The future of Canada’s contribution to the fight against ISIS in hands of Americans, say experts” (The Hill Times)

“The future of Canada’s contribution to the fight against ISIS in hands of Americans, say experts”

Neil Moss, The Hill Times
08 January 2020 (read the complete article)


As the Canadian government hopes to continue the fight against ISIS, its ability to stay in Iraq will be determined by a continued American presence, say military and security experts.

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Christian Leuprecht “Priorities for Canada's National Defence go beyond just spending more” (Epoch Times)

“Priorities for Canada's National Defence go beyond just spending more”

Rahul Vaidyanath, Epoch Times,
11 December 2019 (link to the complete article)


Canada benefits immensely from the protection of the United States, which is asking it, in no uncertain terms, to spend more on national defence and security. 

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Chris Kilford “No exit timeline for NATO training mission-a need for long term investment in Iraq” (The Hill Times)

“No exit timeline for NATO training mission strengthening Iraq military”

Neil Moss, The Hill Times,
9 December 2019 (link to the complete article)


Long-term NATO mission will lead to greater chances of success stabilizing Iraqi security forces, says foreign policy experts.

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