When it comes to Venezuela, Canada’s on the wrong side of the coup

Andray Domise: The myth of this country’s ‘peacekeeping’ nature lets it get away with destabilizing and taking advantage of less powerful nations

Canada’s peacekeeping mission to Mali could become a new Afghanistan

Opinion: There is no peace to keep in Mali, and the UN mission there has become a deadly quagmire—one that Canada might be wise to just avoid

Canada’s peacekeeping mission in Mali: Who’s fighting and why

Canadian troops will be deployed to the UN mission in Mali by the end of the summer. What are they walking into?

On peacekeeping, Canada is failing the global community

Opinion: Canada’s levels of global military contribution are at their lowest point since 1956—and conditions suggest that may not change soon

A peacekeeping force on the Russia-Ukraine border?

Paul Wells on how a long shot mission hinging on a retreat by Vladimir Putin is taking shape, and how Canada is playing a role

The carnage in Mali while Trudeau delays

On Canada’s possible peacekeeping role, the Liberals have offered an awesome extended display of dithering

Rapid-Fire Politics: Is peacekeeping a thing of the past?

Evan Solomon and John Geddes react to the federal announcement of funding for UN peace operations, which have shifted away from the kind of peacekeeping Canadians remember from decades past.

Can Liberals deliver on peacekeeping and climate change?

Follow along with speedy punditry on Ban Ki-moon’s comments in Ottawa—and Trudeau’s big challenge on climate goals


Mitchel Raphael on politicians and drugs, plus the metalhead MP

A Tory’s take on the drug war, The MP who wears Pierre Berton’s bow ties, and Metalhead MP loves Ottawa


Where the responsibility belongs

The House is debating today the Bloc motion on Afghanistan. In his remarks this morning, the NDP’s Jack Harris recalled a private member’s bill that would have subjected all peacekeeping missions to debate and a vote in the House. The mover of that bill was Chuck Strahl, the current Minister of Transport.


Norman Bethune vs. Lester B. Pearson

A battlefield doctor goes head to head with a peacekeeper


Canada’s most wanted: women

The pitfalls of gender imbalance among peacekeepers