How much of a threat does Iran pose to Israel?

April 30, 2017 Jake Beaumont 0

Is there any justification for the behaviour Iran has demonstrated towards Israel throughout the last couple decades? Certainly not.  However, many supporters try to downplay the behaviour of the Islamic Republic; even though they have proven themselves to arguably being the most brutal, callous and murderous regime in the Middle-East. […]

The treatment of women in Saudi Arabia

March 17, 2017 Jake Beaumont 1

Following the humorous, yet chilling reality of the first all-male ‘Girls Council‘ in the province of Qassim, it seemed pertinent to write up a basic primer outlining the rights, or lack thereof, afforded to women living in the KSA – Canada’s biggest trading partner in the Middle-East. Indeed, Prime Minister […]

The Treatment of Gays in the Middle-East

February 25, 2017 Jake Beaumont 0

While the left laments over Trump’s recent move on transgender bathrooms, it seems rather appropriate to bring attention to a worthwhile LGBT issue, that being the problem of living as a homosexual under an Arab regime. In the United States, gays and transsexuals are granted with equal rights as heterosexuals, while homosexuals […]

Trump and Trudeau’s foreign policy, how do they line up?

January 18, 2017 Jake Beaumont 0

Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau are two entirely different leaders.  One is a nationalist and the other a globalist.  One is extremely progressive and the other a populist.  Certainly the differences in domestic and global policy are very noticeable, and it will be interesting to see how the disparities will […]

After Aleppo: the state of Syria

January 17, 2017 Jake Beaumont 0

Written by Vijay Prashad: Taken from CounterPunch The Syrian Arab Army now controls Aleppo, which means that the Syrian government once more is in charge of the main population centres in the country. Opposition armed forces are hemmed in around Damascus and in Idlib, while the Islamic State (IS) still […]

Why aren’t the Gulf States taking in Syrian Refugees?

December 21, 2016 Jake Beaumont 0

Amnesty International has recently released a report on the Syrian refugee conflict that highlights how little the Gulf States have done to aid the Syrian refugees in one of the most tragic humanitarian crises of our time. According to the report, “Gulf countries including Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, […]

By funding Saudi Arabia, Canada is funding Terrorism

December 21, 2016 Jake Beaumont 0

It is long time for Canada to re-evaluate their relations with Saudi Arabia. A few months back Trudeau recently green-lighted a $15 billion dollar arms deal with Saudi Arabia, making Canada the second largest arms exporter to the Middle-East behind the United States.  Moreover, we import billions of dollars worth […]