Christopher Kelly is an MA candidate at the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs. He holds a BAH with high distinction from the University of Toronto, where he specialized in twentieth-century European history and politics. Christopher’s research interests are broad in range and include transatlantic diplomacy, ethnic conflict, espionage, totalitarian regimes, and the securitization of cyberspace. Christopher has served as a research assistant for Professor Piotr Wróbel of the History Department at the University of Toronto and was an organizer of the 2013 Munk Graduate Student Conference, which examined the changing nature of conflict in the twenty-first century. Christopher was the Program Editor for Canada’s NATO. Contact:
Christopher Kelly Eastern Europe and Russia The Middle East and North Africa

A Rocky Relationship: The Issues that Divide Russia and the West

Christopher Kelly considers the troubled relationship between the US and the West on the one hand, and Russia on the other. In analyzing the ongoing international deadlock over Syria, the author provides a glimpse into the relations between Russia and the West in recent years.

Asia-Pacific Christopher Kelly Cyber Security and Emerging Threats

Naming and Shaming in Cyberspace: Implications of U.S.-China Cyber Relations for NATO and Global Security

Breaking the long silence  On Monday, May 6, 2013, the Pentagon released their annual report to Congress, explicitly accusing the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of sponsoring cyber operations against American government agencies and industries. Analysts and observers of global affairs and international security have long suspected the complicity of the Chinese state in coordinating and sponsoring cyber Read More…