Operation Unifier, both a symbol and practical tool of Ukrainian-Canadian military cooperation has been active since 2015. In this article, Isabelle Ava-Pointon argues that this mission, due to end in March 2019, should clearly be extended, due to increasing tensions in the area, upcoming election in Ukraine and a need for greater shows of solidarity and cooperation around the world.
In this article, Isabelle Ava-Pointon examines the recent incident in the Sea of Azov. This timely and complex event will provide valuable insight into the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian conflict over the fate of Crimea.
As the centenary of the First World War draws to a close, the Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of Defence have stepped up their programs of remembrance. Commemoration is a political act that signals to partners and competitors that Canada remembers its past military successes engages with its heritage, and is ready to serve again in the future if necessary.
The recently-signed Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea has the potential for far-reaching effects, both in the region and throughout Europe. The way this decades-old dispute was solved With security, energy, legal and economic issues at play, it is important to understand what has been resolved, and what is still at stake.
In her latest article, Isabelle Ava-Pointon discusses Canadian peacekeeping efforts in Mali.
Isabelle Ava-Pointon discusses political action and statements during the 2018 Fifa World Cup, and how sporting events are increasingly subject to geopolitical shifts.
Brigadier-General Greg Smith and his staff in Belgium agreed to discuss Canada’s role in NATO, NATO’s institutional structure, and Canada’s place in the world with Isabelle Ava-Pointon.
In her latest article, Isabelle Ava-Pointon discusses the current political climate and human rights abuses in Turkmenistan.
In her most recent article, Isabelle-Ava Pointon discusses bilingualism in the Canadian Armed Forces. With increased legislation and heightened cultural significance, bilingualism within the CAF appears to be increasing. Despite this, barriers still remain towards achieving a completely bilingual military.
In her most recent article, Isabelle Ava-Pointon discusses the regime change in Armenia, and the mass protests that were only sparsely reported by Western media outlets.