NATO Association of Canada interview with French Air Force General Denis Mercier
In 1995, Canada and Spain entered into a maritime dispute off the eastern coast of Canada. Canadian warships intercepted and seized Spanish fishing vessels not obeying the quotas of multilateral institutions tasked with fostering intergovernmental cooperation in the area. This conflict, dubbed the Turbot War, is an example of Canada use of unilateral force when multilateralism fell short. Lessons from this case should be applied to the changing Far North.
Ahead of the meeting of NATO leaders on Thursday, May 25th, we take a look at NATO Summits since the founding of the organization and the upcoming meeting.