Afghan Development Report: New Border Police Faculty Inaugurated

Afghan Development Report: New Border Police Faculty Inaugurated The Canadian government is on its way to fulfilling the fourth of its six proclaimed priorities in Afghanistan, namely border security with facilitation of bilateral dialogue between officials from Afghanistan and Pakistan. A secure and well-managed border will help promote much needed economic opportunities for border-region residents. […]

Russo-Ukrainian Agreement on Black Sea Fleet Renewal Leaves NATO Door Still Open

On April 21, 2010 Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev signed a deal extending the lease allowing Russia’s Black Sea Fleet to be stationed in Crimea, Ukraine for another 25 years beyond its original expiry date of 2017, with a possible further 5-year-extension.  In return, Russia agreed to grant Ukraine a […]

Finland’s NATO Debate

Finland’s relationship with NATO has a long and complicated history. Despite actively taking part in its activities and offering support for the Alliance, the Finnish government all the same rejects to apply for a membership in the organization in line with popular opinion, while retaining an option of applying in the future. Historical context At […]