Canada and United Nations

Canada and the United Nations: A New Foreign Policy of Disengagement?

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Since the creation of the United Nations (UN), Canada has generally been an enthusiastic supporter of multilateral institutions, recognizing the potential they have to give them a voice on the world stage. This is evident in the fact that Canada had an integral role in the development of the UN and has since then used […]

Humanitarian Intervention, Middle-East, Syria, United Nations, United States, Russia, China, Realism, Liberal Internationalism

The Syria Crisis: Addressing Debate On Humanitarian Intervention

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Even after Tunisia and Egypt’s uprisings, many observers shared the view that Syria’s regime would be spared because of its “unique” characteristics; Assad appeared to be relatively immune to internal challenges. (Droz-Vincent 2014)  However, this view and optimism quickly diminished with the initial protesting coming from the ‘peripherals’ of the Syrian country and quickly evolving into […]