A Glimpse into Locked Shields 2019

In order to stay relevant and effective, international organizations and alliances must adapt to present-day challenges. While an organization’s broad mandate and purpose will generally stay the same over time, its objectives and instruments are often revised due to the constantly changing state of international relations. A recent development that has substantially altered global affairs […]

How to DIY a Free (or Cheaper) “Degree” in IR, Part 3: Conflict and Other Thematic Concentrations

This is the third installment of an ongoing series on creating a DIY IR “degree” through free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and academic resources. Building on the foundational materials in Part 1 and the regional concentrations in Part 2, this part will suggest thematic concentrations in particularly salient issues in international relations.   War […]

How the Internet was Won, and then lost again under TPP

As part of the NATO Association of Canada’s series of articles about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Ian Goertz explores how the landmark deal will affect Internet rights, including copyright, privacy and security.