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Ukraine, Russia, and NATO’s Eastern Flank: A Canadian Defence and Foreign Policy Perspective

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Canada has rolled out a slew of measures to defend NATO’s eastern flank. This article summarizes and critically analyzes these recent trends in Canadian defence and foreign policy.

A Fragile Balance in the Mediterranean

Democracy Battles Back: Inside Canada’s Mission to the Baltics with Ambassador Kevin Rex

From Security to State-Building: NATO’s Role in the Afghanistan Crisis

The eFP and Russian Deterrence: From a Common Enemy to a Common Goal

Special Report: NATO’s Forgotten Western Flank

In this special report, Research Analyst Andrew Erskine poses the case for why NATO needs to acknowledge its western flank as a legitimate geo-security periphery. Demonstrating the periphery’s history, geo-security gravity, and opportunity to amplify intra-alliance unity and cohesion, Andrew presents a timely insight for why the time is ripe for including a new geopolitical flank to NATO’s security and defence mandate.

Special Report: Canada and Neo-Middle Power Diplomacy in the Indo-Pacific

NATO, AUKUS & the Indo-Pacific: Further Proof of Intra-Alliance Friction

How Should Canada Respond to Hostage Diplomacy?

NATO and the Philippines: The First Step Towards a Strategic Partnership

Deciphering the Russia-Ukraine War – A Discussion with Professor Marta Dyczok

In this article, Arash Toupchinejad interviews Professor Marta Dyczok from Western University about the socio-cultural and economic implications of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the heightened tensions to better assess the status of the situation in Eastern Europe.

Trouble in the Caucasus – The Roots of Iran’s Tensions with Azerbaijan

Ten Facts about Canada’s World War One Contribution

Governor General Mary Simon Brings New Representation to Indigenous Peoples’ Centuries-Old History with Canada’s Armed Forces

China’s Hybrid War on Taiwan: Fighter Jets to Fruit Politics

Examining the Setbacks in Women Leadership in the Context of the Albanian Armed Forces

Women in positions of leadership has been a subject of debate recently in the Albanian Armed Forces. However, a new political improvement was the commitment to the adoption of the UN resolution on Women Peace and Security, which served as the benchmark for the forthcoming Albanian National Action Plan (ANAP) Despite the ongoing progress made in ten years, the figures on paper differ from reality.

The Crisis in Afghanistan: An Interview with Journalist and Human Rights Activist, Sally Armstrong

A Brief History of Canada’s Armed Forces and its Indigenous Peoples

An Attack on Autonomy

Intersectionality and Lived Experience in the CAF: The Role of Identity in Institutional Legitimacy

European and Russian Defence Procurement: Not All Spending Is Made Equal

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created an existential crisis for European security and demanded greater European strategic responsibility. Currently, European NATO members and the EU are on a mission to decouple from energy dependence on Russia. They are also committed to recapitalizing their armed forces. How these multi-billion-dollar investments are spent will be critical to Read More…

Germany’s Tornado Gap: Nuclear-Sharing and the F-35

Join us March 15 in celebration of the Rt. Hon. Jean Chrétien

Deutschland’s Dissonance: Nordstream, Nazism and NATO’s Peril

Two Cents for Defence

Canada’s Digital Divide and Security Risks

Digital Divide French philosopher Montesquieu noted that only democratic societies require the “whole power” of education, considering despotic regimes depend on propaganda instead of education. Many years later, in 2016, the CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission) dilatorily recognized internet access as a basic Canadian right, a catalyst for innovation, and a crucial element of Read More…

A Changing World Order

Is Canada Helpless Against BGP Hijacks?

The Geopolitics of Network Hegemony

Zero Trust Networks: A New Normal for Cybersecurity?

La législation française sur la désinformation, un exemple à suivre ?

En novembre 2018, l’Assemblé nationale française adoptait La loi contre la manipulation de l’information. La France suivait alors les traces de l’Allemagne en se dotant d’une loi sur la désinformation adaptée aux plateformes sociales du 21e siècle. En fait, la loi française qui a été adoptée était une mise à jour, une adaptation aux nouvelles réalités Read More…

Disinformation in Warfare: American PsyOps and the Lord’s Resistance Army

Hiding Truth at All Costs: Revisiting the Chernobyl Disaster

One Event, Two Headlines: Media Bias in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Disinformation and Social Media: A Mutually Reinforcing and Iconic Duo

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Special Publication

Special Publication

The NATO Association is proud to present its most recent special publication, Towards Coexistence and Cooperation: NATO and China.

This three-part publication seeks to bridge the understanding of strategic priorities and values between NATO and China and determine pathways for peaceful coexistence.

Click the image to read the third and final report under this publication titled “The Ambitions of the People’s Republic of China: An Opportunity and a Threat to the Rules-Based International Order” by H. Olivia Hamilton and Ruben Barragan. Together examine China's relationship with multilateral agencies within the United Nations and make recommendations for enhancing cooperation.

Special Publication

Special Publication

The NATO Association of Canada is proud to present its Fall 2020 publication, NATO and the Asia-Pacific.

These essays present a range of perspectives from some of the world’s top experts on the topic of NATO’s engagement with actors and institutions from across the AsiaPacific region. The NATO Association of Canada asserts that multilateralism and cooperation remain the most effective tools at our disposal for meeting twenty-first century challenges such as climate change, pandemic disease, or armed conflict. We hope that these essays can provide a starting point for further dialogue towards this goal.

NATÔ Canada! Podcast

NATÔ Canada! Podcast

In this series, the NATO Association of Canada in partnership with the NATO Research Group out of the University of Toronto, explore issues related to security, prosperity, and the international rules-based order.

2019 Summer Soirée

NATO 70th Anniversary

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Meet the Team