During this week’s meeting of NATO Defence Ministers, it was expected that Canada would be asked to reverse a projected drawdown of troops in Iraq.

Canadian troops were deployed in support of NATO’s mission to support and train the Iraqi military. Canada originally contributed approximately 500 troops to the mission but has since withdrawn nearly 200 over the past year.

In his latest video, Sam Eskenasi talks about NATO, the mission and what historical events lead to the current shape of the Middle East.


  • Sam Eskenasi

    A long-time Canadian human rights activist with experience serving as a regular media spokesperson, often called upon to discuss a wide range of topics ranging from Antisemitism and Human Rights in Canada to Israel and the Middle East.