Operation Nanook-Nunalivut helps Canada and NATO allies become better at conducting operations in the Arctic, which is an increasingly contested region.
The NATO Association of Canada’s program editors look at the Arctic as a region of growing strategic significance and consider if Canada, in particular, is giving it the security focus is deserves, either militarily, economically, or environmentally.
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.
Russia’s Arctic policy is driven by energy and military considerations, but can it be sustained for long? Léo-Paul Jacob explores.
Developing a new defence strategy in the Arctic is crucial for Canada’s security. Joann Correa explains.
Ryan Atkinson discusses whether the current crisis between Russia and the West can undermine cooperation in the Arctic.