The Kurdish referendum takes place on September 25th. Despite widespread condemnation, President Barzani is continuing along the path towards independence and possibly renewed conflict.
To honour LGBT month, the turbulent experiences of identifying service men and women are acknowledged, while the paranoia surrounding their service are debunked. The accession of prospective nations into the Alliance raises the question of whether the LGBT inclusion status of a nation is a factor worth considering for membership. And if it should be, can religious affiliation influence the security and defence commitments of NATO members?
This podcast is Part 2 in a series of discussions with researchers in International Business and Economics on changes in the global economy driven by political, social and technological trends. Our analysts discuss what changes to openness – of ideas, borders, capital – within societies might mean for the functioning and legitimacy of an integrated world economy.
Aidan Simardone explores why an upsurge in anti-American sentiment in Turkey can actually benefit the security of the United States’ over its nuclear weapons.
This article is part one of a two-part series on the tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Aidan Simardone examines regional actors involved in the conflict and the potential effects a war would have for the security of the region.
Erdogan’s victory in the referendum shows the power of a leader channeling the national interest to take back the state. It is another expression of the populist trend sweeping across the Atlantic and the European continent and positions Erdogan closer to Nigel Farage, Donald Trump or Marine Le Pen than it does to Arab dictators in neighbouring Middle-Eastern countries.
As the US steps up its military presence in Syria, Nick Raffey discusses Canada’s future role in the Syrian theater.
The NATO Association of Canada (NAOC) is hosting the 2017 NATO Economy Forum on Mining, Energy and Infrastructure this Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Taking place at the Ontario Investment and Trade Centre in Toronto, the event is meant to showcase Toronto’s hospitality and Canada’s willingness to invest in the outside world. The Economy Forum […]
This January, Turkey’s parliament passed a series of constitutional amendments that would drastically expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Slated for a national referendum in April, Thomas Lee discusses the potential implications of President Erdoğan’s new powers, and the impact they could have on the future of the country’s democracy, security, and multilateral relations.