Demyan Plakhov analyzes the current bilateral relationship between Canada and Russia. He outlines areas of discontent that have increased tensions between the two countries, but also indicates certain areas of cooperation where Canada and Russia could find potential diplomatic footing. Demyan’s recommendations provide Canada with potential solutions in reducing bilateral tensions and create a foundation for a diplomatic future.”
Russia needs a distinct worldview that it can use to rationalize alliances both near and far. With the rise of geopolitical homophobia, LGBT people are becoming the tools and victims of Russia’s new “traditional values” system.
NATO has always been a collective defence organization, aimed at repelling an external threat to Alliance members. However, ever since the Harmel Report of 1967, and certainly since the end of the Cold War, NATO’s purview has widened to include a much more prominent diplomatic role, related to a much broader understanding of what constitutes a security concern, without compromising its original mission. Changsung Lee considers whether this latter-day understanding of NATO’s purpose might serve as a template for a future multilateral security structure in Northeast Asia that could facilitate a rules-based order in that region, and perhaps help catalyze the reunification of the Korean Peninsula.
In this article, Sivan Ghasem examines the growing importance and relevance of water (in)security in Canada and the world.
The Arab Spring threw a wrench into Egypt’s promising liquified natural gas (LNG) industry. Now, with stability returned to that country and the discovery of new gas deposits in the Nile littoral, Egypt is poised to become a major source of energy to the E.U. market. As auspicious as this sounds, it raises the stakes in an already volatile region marked by militarization and beset by inter-state strife and transcontinental tension.
Research Analyst Alexis Amini explains how Canada’s early and sustained public financial support for fundamental research in #ArtificialIntelligence made the country an #AI world leader.
In this article, Isabelle Ava-Pointon examines the recent incident in the Sea of Azov. This timely and complex event will provide valuable insight into the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian conflict over the fate of Crimea.