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Saudi Energy Policies Hurt Canada’s Energy Sector

By Reza Akhlaghi Concepts & Thoughts Toronto, Ontario---Canada’s controversial sale of armoured fighting vehicles to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the tune of $15 billion was a display of strategic disarray in Canadian foreign policy…

Iran’s Port in the Storm

Could the new deep sea port in Chabahar alter Asia’s trade dynamics? by Reza Akhlaghi Originally Published in Canada International Council's OpenCanada.Org News of the seemingly never-ending negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, a key…

China’s National Security Interests in Russian Mega Gas Deal

by Reza Akhlaghi China’s mega gas deal with Russia last March underlined, among other things, the country’s confidence in its future economic growth and the significance of diversifying its energy resources to ensure the growth remains…

Sectarian Strife and Geopolitical Shifts In the Middle East

By Dan Mueller The crumbling of government authority in Sunni-dominated areas of Iraq under the alarming onslaught of the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) is indicative of a number of geopolitical factors and shifts. Here I will focus…

Inter-factional Rivalry and Iran’s Strategic Interests

by Dan Mueller As Iran and the United States, a key member of the P5+1 world powers, inch toward deicing their 35-year-old frosty and at times traumatic relations, jockeying from all sides of political spectrum target the direction of this…