Author: Eloise Goldsmith

The Northern Sea Route and Trudeau’s Russia Problem

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Peter the Great established St. Petersburg on the Gulf of Finland 300 years ago to give the Russian polity access to a warm water ports. Today, the need to acquire year-round, unfrozen sea access plays a large role in President…

Saudi Arabia and the Plight of the Arms Trade Treaty

Former Foreign Secretary William Hague with the chairman of Saudi Arabia’s Consultative Assembly Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh in 2013

Coalition airstrikes lead by Saudi Arabia in support of deposed President Hadi against Houthi rebels have caused an estimated 3,800 civilian deaths in Yemen in since March 2015. According to publicly available data, Saudi efforts received substantial military and arms support, amounting…