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International, Longform, Politics

Unravelling the Nagorno-Karabakh knot

A rude awakening On Nov. 10, at 3 a.m., Raffi Elliott was roused from sleep by a huge commotion on the street outside his apartment building in downtown Yerevan. Looking out of the window, Elliott, a Canadian-Armenian journalist and entrepreneur »

International, Society

Documentary: Battle of Hong Kong- life under occupation

Everyone has heard about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour but few may know that the same day a huge Japanese invasion force attacked the small garrison of the British colony of Hong Kong.  Among the small group of defenders »

International, Podcasts, Politics

The Nagorno-Karabakh Knot – Episode 5: Between war and peace

The crushing defeat suffered by the Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh at the hands of the Azerbaijani military backed by Turkey and an assortment of Syrian and Libyan mercenaries has caused a cascade of political, diplomatic, security and humanitarian crises in »

International, Podcasts, Politics

The Nagorno-Karabakh Knot – Episode 4: A prelude to peace?

The conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh has left deep scars and festering wounds in Armenia and Azerbaijan, affecting every aspect of social, economic and political life in both South Caucasus countries. Radio Canada International spoke with Azerbaijani author and journalist Arzu Geybullayeva »

International, Podcasts, Politics

The Nagorno-Karabakh Knot – Episode 3: From Russia with peace

Twenty-six years after it brokered the end of the First Karabakh War in 1994, Russia has once again managed to carve out a leading diplomatic and military role in the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.  President »

International, Politics

The Nagorno-Karabakh Knot – Episode 2: The fog of war

Canadian journalist and Caucasus expert Neil Hauer arrived in Armenia to cover the war in Nagorno-Karabakh on Oct. 1, 2020, four days after Azerbaijan launched a full-scale offensive to regain control of the Armenian-populated breakaway region and seven surrounding districts »

International, Politics, Society

REMEMBRANCE- New emotional documentary gets veterans stories

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, one of the most horrific modern wars. A documentary film released in time for this year’s Remembrance Day, is a poignant reminder of the sacrifice and »


Remembrance: Origin of the poppy symbol

On November 11, at the 11th hour, Canada, and many places around the world will hold ceremonies to commemorate the Armistice of the First World War when the guns were finally silenced. Services, held annually in Canada since 1931, now »


A fallen soldier of WWII properly laid to rest with his identity

In the heat of battle as armies move back and forth across battlefields and countries, as bombs and shells cover, uncover, and recover the fallen, many are simply lost forever.. Others, hastily buried in makeshift battle graves, are forgotten as »

Politics, Society

Canada History: Aug 24. 2007 – Honouring Afghanistan war dead

A section of the Trans Canada highway renamed “Highway of Heroes:” When Canadian involvement in war is mentioned, the typical thoughts remind people of the country’s critical involvement in the two World Wars. There might also be some thought to »