As tensions escalate between the United States and Iran following a U.S. drone strike that killed an Iranian general, Carleton experts are available to comment.

Leah West
Lecturer on International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 1976

West is available to comment on international legal implications, U.S. legal authorization of the strike and implications for Canada.

West has expertise in national security law, counter terrorism and cyber operations. She has served as counsel with the Department of Justice in the National Security Litigation and Advisory Group, where she appeared before the Federal Court in designated proceedings and the Security Intelligence Review Committee. West served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 10 years as an Armoured Officer – deploying to Afghanistan in 2010. She is a founding editor of the Intrepid Blog.

Elliot Tepper
Distinguished Senior Fellow, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, and Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Security and Defence Studies

Phone: 613-225-8076 or 613-852-4262

Tepper has worked with national and international organizations on a broad range of topics and has been engaged with media throughout his career. He can offer commentary on international relations, nuclear issues, the United Nations and terrorism.

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