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Previous Events

The Nordics and NATO: the new normal – rebalancing global security

This event was hosted by the University of Calgary in partnership with the NAOC, more information can be found on their website here. About this event On September 29, 2022, The University of Calgary hosted an in-person and livestreamed forum featuring the Ambassadors of Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. In collaboration with the NAOC, the Read More…

NATO and Canada

In Memoriam: Hon. Bill Graham (1939-2022)

By: Julie Lindhout It was a sad day for Canada when the Honourable Bill Graham retired from elected politics although he continued to contribute in other ways. It was an even sadder day on Monday when he passed away and his wise counsel has been silenced, although there is still good advice to be found Read More…

10. Upcoming Events Security, Trade and the Economy

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

The NATO Association of Canada is proud to host a reception of honour with the Rt. Hon. Jean Chrétien. The event will consist of a reception, the award celebration and a moderated discussion followed by a post reception with food stations. Mr. Chrétien’s government was a strong supporter of NATO enlargement, NATO’s role in assisting Read More…

Editors' Forum Kate Ferrin Liam Brown NATO Olivia Cretella Ukraine

What Should be the Maximum Extent of NATO Expansion?

The NATO Association of Canada’s editors share their thoughts this week on what NATO’s expansion (or lack thereof) could look like based on today’s international relations. Olivia Cretella Strategic partnership is a concept that allows for two or more countries to improve or enhance relations in order to maximize their abilities to achieve positive international Read More…

Afghanistan Previous Events

Afghanistan between War and Peace

On January 20th, 2022, the NATO Association of Canada is proud to host a panel discussion to reflect on the fall of the Afghan government following the U.S. withdrawal in the summer of 2021. Our experts Kathy Gannon and Kamran Bokhari will reflect on the events that led to the fall of the Afghan government and discuss the current state of affairs in Afghanistan. Two veteran observers of the region, Kathy and Kamran will help us understand the complex, multi-faceted conflict that has ravaged the country for over a decade.

Arash Toupchinejad Society, Culture, and Security

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

One year after the Nagorno-Karabakh war, regional security in the South Caucasus is once again at risk. This time, Iran and Azerbaijan are at odds as the countries exchange words and flex their military might in drills across their shared border. In this article, Arash Toupchinejad highlights the root causes of the increasingly sociopolitical dispute and how it could have significant implications for NATO.

China Editors' Forum Emilio Angeles Justin Dell Liam Brown Olivia Cretella Taiwan

Is a military defense of Taiwan infeasible?

The NATO Association of Canada’s editors share their thoughts this week on whether or not a military defense of Taiwan is feasible, and what that would look like based on today’s international relations.  Liam Brown The global crisis that would precipitate an invasion of Taiwan would test the very limits of the liberal international order, Read More…

Energy Security

The NordStream 2 Pipeline and the Future of European Energy Security

Title: The NordStream 2 Pipeline and the Future of European Energy SecurityFeatured Speakers: Dr. Robert M. Cutler Senior Research Fellow and Director, Energy Security Program NAOC; Dr. Alan Riley Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council; Agata Łoskot-Strachota Senior Fellow, Energy Policy, Institute for Eastern Studies (OSW); Dr. Maria Shagina Centre for East European Studies, University of Zurich; Andreas Read More…

Energy Security Previous Events

The NordStream 2 Pipeline and the Future of European Energy Security

This event was live broadcast on our YouTube channel, and a recording can be viewed here. Russia’s NordStream 2 gas pipeline to Germany remains very much in the news, especially as winter looms in Europe. What are the chances that the pipeline will overcome legal and regulatory hurdles to enter into service; and if it Read More…

Hailey Clarke Society, Culture, and Security

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

In accepting the role as Governor General, Simon brings new representation to Indigenous peoples’ extraordinary, yet often unacknowledged, centuries-old history of fighting for and defending Canada.