Conor Smith explores how Canada’s recent procurement efforts directed toward its arctic sovereignty can be considered path-breaking.
Author: Conor Smith
Conor Smith graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science earning an MSc in International Relations Theory. Prior to his education overseas, Conor earned his BA in Political Science from Carleton University. His research interests are firmly rooted in the theoretical and metatheoretical issues that occupy the discipline of International Relations, including philosophy of science, the construction and mediation of practical logics of action, and the relationship between theory and practice. The issue areas that most captivate Conor in light of these interests include Global Governance, Foreign Policy Analysis, and, most recently and significantly, Global Health. Over the coming year, Conor hopes to build his CV through relevant employment experience and participation in essay competitions. In future, Conor hopes to continue his studies at the doctoral level.
Procurement for Canada’s Arctic Sovereignty Mission: Slush-Making, or Path-Breaking? Pt. 1/2
Conor Smith explains why Canada’s show-of-force strategy to secure its Arctic sovereignty can be problematic.
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