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As tensions escalate in the Middle East, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was holed up in meetings in Ottawa with Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, Chief of Defence Staff Jonathan Vance, DND deputy minister Jody Thomas, and PCO Clerk Ian Shugart. CIGI senior fellow, Bessma Momani, spoke with The Hill Times about the situation in Iran and rising tensions in the region.

Bessma Momani, a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance and Innovation and Arab Gulf States Institute, said on Friday that Mr. Champagne’s statement is “as vague as it can be, to not upset our U.S. allies while...

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  • CIGI Senior Fellow Bessma Momani has a Ph.D. in political science with a focus on international political economy and is full professor and interim assistant vice‑president of international relations at the University of Waterloo.