SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Saturday, 18 November 2017 - Updated at 1030 hrs EST

Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

Michael Coren | CBC News
Ominous signs that the next war in the Middle East is coming

Editorial | National Post
New peacekeeping plan a smart way for Canada to contribute to UN and world

Themrise Khan | The Ottawa Citizen
Has Canada lost its voice on peacekeeping?

Harjit Sajjan | The Chronicle Herald
Doing peacekeeping differently

Adam Radwanski | The Globe and Mail
Trudeau’s ‘deliverology’ on the verge of becoming a punchline

Ivan Krastev | The Chronicle Herald
Russia excels at parlaying a weak hand into a winning one

Nancy Lindborg | The Chronicle Herald
Peace dividend diminished without women’s involvement

Colby Cosh | National Post
Are Americans revoking the president's blank cheque on nukes?

Conrad Black | National Post
Trump is already the most successful U.S. president since Ronald Reagan

James Trottier | The Ottawa Citizen
Did Trump's Korea visit make things better or worse?

Elizabeth Renzetti | The Globe and Mail
Will nuclear weapons control finally be taken away from Trump?

Victor Ferreira | National Post
Why CIA plotted to sabotage Canada only one month before Cuban Missile Crisis

Daniel Dale | The Toronto Star
Say Donald Trump kills NAFTA. Here’s what experts say will happen to Canada.

Margaret Wente | The Globe and Mail
Bill Clinton finally gets his comeuppance

Chris Selley | National Post
A reckoning for Bill Clinton over sex assault allegations is a reckoning for us all

International Commentary

Timothy Garton Ash | The Guardian
How to fight the far right

Megan McArdle | Bloomberg View
What to Ask When Decades-Old Harassment Surfaces

Kathleen Parker | The Washington Post
Welcome to the year of the groper

Jonathan Freedland | The Guardian
The web is shaping us. It’s time we fought back

George Monbiot | The Guardian
Brexiters, beware: if the ties that bind us unravel, tyranny may soon follow

Julian Baggini | The Guardian
Mali is surely a hero. But can a dog really be brave? - More

John Cassidy | The New Yorker
The Republican Tax Strategy: Speed, Subterfuge, and Diversion - More

Paul Krugman | The New York Times
Everybody Hates the Trump Tax Plan

Jessica Shankleman | Bloomberg News
What Trump’s ‘America First’ foreign policy means for global work on climate change - More - More

International News

ABC News
Pentagon releases data on sex assault reports - More

New York Post
Navy fails to see humor in F/A-18 Growler’s sky-writing prank - More

The Associated Press
State Department battles criticism of Tillerson’s management

The Washington Post
Trump’s criticism of Franken follows a pattern

New York Post
Trump’s approval rating hits a new low

Reuters News Agency
Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe

The Washington Post
Sessions pokes fun at fervor over Kremlin-related dealings

New York Daily News
Hillary Clinton points to double standard in way Republicans handle sex allegations - More

The Associated Press
Could sexual assault allegations topple Trump?

The Guardian
As Leonardo masterpiece sells for $450m, Trump effort goes for … slightly less than that - More

Reuters News Agency
Ivanka and the fugitive from Panama

USA Today
George Clooney to return to TV in Catch-22 miniseries - More - More

The Associated Press
NASA map of Earth’s seasons over 20 years highlights climate change

Agence France-Presse
‘Robots are not taking over,’ says head of UN body on autonomous weapons

Bloomberg News
Global Risk Briefing

The Huffington Post
Tomorrow is World Toilet Day - More - More

Reuters News Agency
Hariri meets Macron in Paris for talks on Lebanon crisis

Reuters News Agency
Zimbabweans march to celebrate expected Mugabe downfall - More - More

The Associated Press
NATO apologizes for Turkey ‘enemies’ incident, blames civilian contractor

The Associated Press
Dozens killed in bombings in Damascus, eastern Syria

The Globe and Mail
How growing regional tensions threaten Lebanon's delicate balance of power

Defense Tech News
US Will Keep Refueling Saudi Coalition Warplanes

Reuters News Agency
Qatar foreign minister decries ‘reckless leadership’ in region

Reuters News Agency
Nearly a million Yemenis without access to clean water

As It Happens
Afghan police say officer saved many lives by bear-hugging suicide bomber

The New York Times
Downing North Korean Missiles Is Hard. So the U.S. Is Experimenting.

The New York Times
Seeing U.S. in Retreat Under Trump, Japan and China Move to Mend Ties

The Associated Press
Argentine navy loses contact with submarine with 44 crew members - More - More

Bloomberg News
Puerto Rico Loses Most Workers in 21 Years

Bloomberg News
Trump Is Warned of the Political Pain NAFTA’s Death Would Bring

The New York Times
On This Day: November 18

Agence France-Presse
La politique américaine face au fléau du harcèlement sexuel

Agence France-Presse
Washington approuve la vente de systèmes Patriot à la Pologne

Agence France-Presse
Plus de 250 migrants secourus au large de l’Espagne

Agence France-Presse
Zimbabwe : de plus en plus de voix exigent le départ de Mugabe

Agence France-Presse
L’Égypte ouvre le passage dans la bande de Gaza pour trois jours

Agence France-Presse
Armes chimiques en Syrie : nouveau veto russe à l’ONU sur les enquêtes

Agence France-Presse
Saad Hariri accueilli par Emmanuel Macron à Paris

Agence France-Presse
Afghanistan : 3.000 soldats américains arrivés en renfort

Agence France-Presse
L’émissaire chinois arrivé en Corée du Nord

Agence France-Presse
Corée du Sud : deux anciens chefs espions arrêtés pour corruption

Agence France-Presse
La marine argentine perd contact avec un sous-marin

Agence France-Presse
Fortes pluies en Haïti : cinq morts et plus de 10 000 maisons inondées

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