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?
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.
The Internet of Things combined with Big Data presents a new paradigm that offers unprecedented potential for improving life, but also poses serious challenges for security, privacy, justice, and democracy.
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.
Nick Raffey discusses Canada’s role in combating Boko Haram militants in Niger while highlighting potential threats in the region.
Tensions between countries are rising amidst North Korea’s latest missile launches. China, Japan, South Korea, and the United States are concerned about the blatant disregard North Korea is showing. Mitchell Haid discusses the most recent proceedings happening on the Korean Peninsula and how each country is reacting.