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

In this article, Danna Houssian explores the precedent for NATO’s possible role in the Afghanistan crisis and the politics of NATO involvement in non-member state affairs.

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

Looking towards a European Army: A once impossible idea becomes a growing necessity

Language Lessons: Fate of Afghan Interpreters Exposes Gaps in Canadian Armed Forces Training and Recruitment

A History of NATO – Infographic

Special Report: NATO’s Indo-Pacific Strategy Needs Japan

In this special report, Junior Research Fellow Andrew Erskine explores how NATO-Japanese relations are key for upholding a rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific. In particular, Andrew identifies how Japan, back with NATO’s diplomatic experience, can bring together Indo-Pacific nations that do not desire a bipolar order dominated by Sino-US great power competition.

Article V & the Indo-Pacific: Will NATO’s collective defence pact function in an out-of-area region?

The Indo-Pacific Takeaway: How can NATO build up its resiliency to China and a contentious global order

Special Report: Anticipating China’s reaction to NATO’s extra-regional tilt towards the Indo-Pacific

The Luring of the Indo-Pacific: Can NATO formulate a collective regional strategy for its members?

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

Over the past year, the heightened tensions between China and Taiwan have led many to expect an imminent military invasion. But the dispute has grown increasingly sociopolitical in nature. In this article, Arash Toupchinejad explores the cultural undertones of the public perceptions towards cross-strait tensions and how China relies on a hybrid war strategy to suppress Taiwan’s desire for sovereignty.

A Brief History of LGBTQI2S+ Rights in Canada

Special Report: What Is to Be Done?

The Foreign and Domestic Perceptions of the Allied Presence in Afghanistan

Leaving Together: Interpreters Risked Their Lives for Canada. It Is Time Canada Helped Them.

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

On the streets of Kabul, advertisements depicting the faces of women are sprayed painted over. In a fitting metaphor for the regression of the gains made in the last 20 years, it took only days for years of progress to unravel following the withdrawal of American operations on August 31st and the Taliban’s sweeping takeover. In the following interview, NATO Association of Canada Junior Research Fellow Brynn Hopper sat down with Sally Armstrong to discuss the unfolding crisis in Afghanistan, its implications for women’s rights, and the international security threat it poses.

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

Unpacking the Debate on Gender-Neutral Conscription: The Sweden Case

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

Despite NATO’s objections, as Germany persists in cooperation with Russia, Arjun Singh deconstructs the German strategic calculus on Nord Stream 2 and impact of Holocaust history.

Two Cents for Defence

Biden and the Comprehensive and Progressive Transpacific Partnership: Challenges for Re-entry

The Future of Canada-Japan Relations in the Post-Trump Era

Russia-NATO (mis)interpretation of Post-Cold War Enlargement; A Case Study of the Security Dilemma

Democratic Backsliding in Former Communist Countries: Hungary

Signs of democratic backsliding in former communist countries in Europe have raised concern within the continent and beyond. In this second article of a three-part series on democratic backsliding, Tea Vasha explores how the justice system reform and other policy implementations in Hungary have contributed to undemocratic shifts.

Democratic Backsliding in Former Communist Countries: Poland

Challenges to Cyber Resiliency Series – Diversity in Cyber Security

Should cyberattacks be considered an act of war?

Colombia Protests, NATO Partnership, and Democratic Principles

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