Iraq Within a Regional Struggle for Power

(Disponible en français : L’Iraq au cœur d’une lutte régionale pour le pouvoir) This HillNote examines Iraq’s situation from a regional vantage point, and is a companion to Iraq after ISIS and Canada’s Military Role in Iraq. While global attention began to drift away from Iraq following the territorial defeat of ISIS, the country is…

Canada’s Military Role in Iraq

(Disponible en français : Le rôle militaire du Canada en Iraq) Source: Canadian Forces Combat Camera On 11 July 2018, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Canadian Armed Forces would be assuming the leadership of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) training mission in Iraq. As part of Operation IMPACT, the mission is intended…

Iraq after ISIS

(Disponible en français : L’Iraq après l’État islamique) In December 2017, Iraq’s government declared that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS/Islamic State/Da’esh) had been defeated within Iraq. At its height in 2014–2015, the so-called caliphate covered one third of the country’s territory. Even in the midst of the military campaign to defeat…