Canada and United Nations

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


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


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 […]