Author: Eseosa Lawrence
Canada’s Relationship with the United States: A National Security Perspective
This article looks at Canada’s proactive measures in the aftermath of 9/11, such as increased national security spending, efforts to protect critical infrastructure, and collaboration with the US, while also addressing the strain on US-Canada relations during the Trump administration
Assessing NATO’s Interventions in Afghanistan and Libya
This article examines NATO’s involvement in Afghanistan and Libya, assessing the motives and effectiveness of these interventions. Criticisms include a lack of coordination with stakeholders and potential economic conflicts among participating NATO members. The interventions aimed to promote security and stability but faced challenges. Lessons learned highlight the need for nuanced and context-dependent approaches in peace-building operations. The long-term impact of these interventions and their effectiveness remain subjects of ongoing debate.
Canada, NATO, and Collaborative Partnerships for Global Security and Peace with Inter-Governmental Organizations (IGOs)
The collaboration of NATO with various intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) such as the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Arab League, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is examined in this article. It emphasizes Canada’s participation in these collaborations, such as election observation missions, security measures in Iraq, peace efforts in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, counternarcotics initiatives, and support for drug treatment facilities in Central Asia, highlighting the importance of NATO’s engagement with IGOs in advancing collective defence and promoting peace and security globally.