The Sunni-Shia framework offers a poor explanation of Saudi-Iranian relations, perpetuating a flawed characterization of regional tensions as purely sectarian in nature.
Continue reading A Convenient Scapegoat: Religion Isn’t Behind the Saudi-Iranian Conflict
The F-35 is a trillion-dollar boondoggle. Buying a combination of jets and drones will cost less, promote economic growth and provide military capabilities better suited to Canadian needs.
Continue reading The Headache that is Military Procurement: Why the F-35 is Not Canada’s Best Option
Washington must intervene politically in Yemen before extremists gain a foothold amidst the chaos.
Continue reading Yemen in Flames: Why the US Needs to Stop Supporting Saudi War Crimes
Recent developments in the Middle East — from pro-democracy protests in Bahrain to the current crisis in Yemen — form the backdrop of a rapidly escalating tug-of-war between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Continue reading A Cold War in the Middle East
We are accustomed to hearing the same news about oil: a disruption of global supplies by members of OPEC lead to an increase in the already soaring prices of oil. Since August of this year, however, the story has changed. Puneet Brar considers the impact of falling oil prices on global affairs.
Continue reading Crippling Oil Prices Will Not Cripple America