Author: Anthony Fenton

Anthony Fenton is an independent researcher and journalist in British Columbia, Canada, who covers Canadian and US foreign policy. Follow his tweets at @anthonyfenton.

  • Oppose Canada-Saudi arms deal

    Open Letter to CLC President Hassan Yussuff on labour opposition to Canada-Saudi arms deal #StopSaudiArmsDeal Keep reading »

  • Foundation for ‘Political Warfare’ Takes Cue from U.S. Strategy

    Indicating further integration with its closest neighbour and ally’s foreign policy priorities, the Canadian government is in the advanced stages of establishing a foundation to promote liberal democracy, akin to the controversial U.S. National Endowment for Democracy. Last December, the minority Conservative government of Stephen Harper quietly tabled in parliament a bipartisan blue panel report … Keep reading »

  • Canada: “Cheek by Jowl” With U.S. on COIN in Afghanistan

    July 2011 and beyond, no country will have been more closely integrated with U.S. President Barack Obama and Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s counterinsurgency war in Afghanistan than the Canadians. Shortly after McChrystal took over as commanding general of all NATO and U.S. troops occupying Afghanistan earlier this year, he praised the Canadian Forces for their implementation … Keep reading »

  • Realities Collide at Halifax “War Conference”

    While the world’s top military elites gather inside a fortified hotel to discuss NATO’s future, protesters question the organisation’s legitimacy, secrecy, and the lack of democratic debate about the increasingly unpopular war in Afghanistan. Protesters cheer a speaker at a peace rally outside a security forum being held at a downtown Halifax hotel on Saturday. … Keep reading »

  • Afghanistan: A Surge Toward Disaster

    As United States President Barack Obama simultaneously escalates and crafts a new strategy for the U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organization-led counter-insurgency war and occupation in Afghanistan, critics say that the “surge” will send the country toward an “unmitigated disaster,” the brunt of which will be borne by the civilian population. Since Obama announced an … Keep reading »