Ever since the world shifted its attention to Saddam’s Iraq, Assad’s Syria, the ongoing U.S.-Iran feud—and Canada abandoned a mission in Afghanistan in which it had invested millions and Canadians had sacrificed their lives—Afghanistan has devolved into a virtual hell.
François Rivest, the Canadian ambassador to Kabul, Afghanistan, shakes hands with Afghan President Ashraf in 2017. Photograph courtesy of Global Affairs Canada
Roméo Dallaire, former Senator and head of the UN peacekeeping mission in Rwanda, once said: “I know there is a God because in Rwanda I shook hands with the devil. I have seen him, I have smelled him and I have touched him. I know the devil exists…”
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Democracy, Terrorism and Killer Robots: Embassy News covers the 2015 Halifax International Security Forum The Halifax International Security Forum is one of the world’s biggest gatherings of defence and security leaders.
Fostering use of Inuit languages was a key aim in creating Nunavut, but 20 years later, NTI president Aluki Kotierk says there's been a 'failure' when it comes to providing essential services to the public in Inuktut.
If the current voting trends continued until election time, the Green Party could win 14 seats, says EKOS president Frank Graves. But he also says if progressive voters choose to vote strategically to prevent the Conservatives from forming government, they could vote for the Liberals.