Nothing is simple about Canada’s support for Kurdish fighters

JONATHAN MANTHORPE: International Affairs February 18, 2016 There is a generation of British soldiers, civil servants and planters, now mostly dead, who swear bloodcurdling oaths at the mention of the name of Canada. They were posted to the then-British colony of Malaya

Findings: the best of the web

You’ve read F&O’s latest work, I assume? (If not, may I respectfully remind you, here, of the essential stories on our Contents page?) Why ISIS is winning, with America’s help TOM REGAN: Summoning Orenda Column Soldiers patrol Brussels, raids lead to arrests GABRIELA BACZYNSKA & PHILIP BLENKINSOP  Report

Suicide Bombing: history’s least successful military tactic

JONATHAN MANTHORPE: International Affairs  November 20, 2015 It is cold comfort, certainly, with the horrors of Paris and Beirut still fresh, but the terrorist tactics adopted by the Islamic State show clearly the group is heading down a path of political irrelevance

Will Islamic State zealots bring U.S. and Iran together?

Relations between Iran and the United States have been ice cold since 1979. The terrorist attack of 9/11 could have been one opportunity for  a thawing, but “among the plethora of murderously stupid things former United States President George W. Bush did

On Iraq and America’s Folly

From five words flow the events we see today in Iraq, writes International Affairs analyst Jonathan Manthorpe in today’s column. As the United States grappled with a response to 9/11 Donald Rumsfield, then Secretary of Defense, said, “What if Iraq is involved?”  What has