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Stories by Sakhi Naimpoor

Diving into uncertainty: Canada’s submarine crisis

Opinion|By Sakhi Naimpoor
Canada’s aging sub fleet needs to be replaced, but from a political standpoint, it’s more convenient to fix the existing fleet than start a costly procurement process in an election year.
The interim measures pursued by Canada to acquire older jets with high maintenance costs exhibit a lack of decisiveness, which has been evident in successive governments.
Opinion|By Sakhi Naimpoor
It is bewildering that Canada is keen to move on to new military missions, rather than revisiting the mistakes of the past to make genuine amends in terms of military strategy.
Opinion|By Sakhi Naimpoor
Recent attacks show that insurgents are capable of striking at the heart of Afghanistan's fragile democracy, despite the NATO-led coalition's 17-year attempt to rebuild security institutions.
Trump has committed about 4,000 more U.S. combat troops, while Canada refused to boost military forces.
Opinion|By Sakhi Naimpoor
Without deeper involvement in the country, Canada's taxpayer-funded financial contributions to Afghanistan could continue to be embezzled or wasted.
Opinion|By Sakhi Naimpoor
Canada should send defence advisers without re-committing more combat troops.
Opinion|By Sakhi Naimpoor
Canada and NATO should shift their efforts from short-term security stabilization and humanitarian aid to building independent Afghan security organs.
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