Mexico is ostensibly closer to the “North Atlantic” than places like Greece, Turkey, and definitely Georgia – all current or proposed members of NATO. So why isn’t it part of the conversation when it comes to future NATO accession and expansion?
In part 2, Alexis Amini delves into the Canadian tech industry’s strategy to reverse the brain drain of AI talent and develop domestic AI champions able to compete with Big Tech.
When the North American Free Trade Agreement was first negotiated in 1994, Chapter 19, a dispute settlement mechanism specializing in anti-dumping and countervailing (ADCVD) cases, was heavily contested by Canada. However, the tables have turned almost two decades later, as Canada has fought to preserve the mechanism in recent trade talks. With the renegotiations complete, […]
News stories about the Ogossagou massacre that killed more than 161 people, the death of Malian soldiers at the hands of jihadi terrorists, as well as the resignation of the Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga hardly paint a picture of progress towards inter-communal peace in that country. In fact, an analysis of MINUSMA (the […]
Conflict is on the rise throughout Libya as two key factions seek to establish themselves as the legitimate government. Libya has been in a state of ongoing conflict since the Libyan Civil War began in 2011. The conflict has impacted society in many ways, such as the massive displacement of countless Libyans. They are largely fleeing […]
The security and policy of a country has often been dependent upon the global community and has required the responsibility of not only themselves but also their allies. However, with shifting transatlantic relations and uncertainty brooding between countries and international organizations like that between the United States and several NATO allies, the cornerstones of what […]
The recent confession of a Cyprian army officer murdering five migrant women and two children reopened the dialogue of migrant domestic workers’ (MDW) invisible fight against exploitation and human rights violations. Many juxtapose the MDW industry to modern day slavery. Common mistreatment MDW face include: inadequate or withheld wages, unregulated work hours, confiscation of personal identification, forced labour, physical/verbal abuse, and sexual harassment.
This year, NATO celebrates the 70th anniversary of its storied history – but the current multilateral structure of the alliance was not always a given. Since its 1949 inception, diplomats, politicians, and strategists have occasionally theorized a “Dumbbell” concept of NATO. What does this mean, and why did the “Dumbbell” never take shape?