NATO is currently at a crossroads, with tensions brewing between allies and some critics questioning the very basis of the alliance’s existence. As Timothy Andrews Sayle demonstrates in his magisterial new book Enduring Alliance: A History of NATO and the Postwar Global Order (Cornell University Press, 2019), these challenges are in fact nothing new. Throughout Read More…
Author: Joseph McQuade
Attempts to undermine Canadian election through disinformation are symptoms of a global problem
The Communications Security Establishment (CSE) recently released a report predicting election interference in Canada on a greater scale than our nation has ever seen. Dr. Joseph McQuade, Program Editor for the Centre for Disinformation Studies, and Benjamin Patterson, Program Editor for Cyber Security and Information Warfare, explain the domestic and global context for this recent warning.
Escalating tensions between India and Pakistan necessitate closer look at Kashmir crisis
On February 14th, a suicide bomber affiliated with the militant organization Jaish-e-Mohammed killed more than 40 Indian paramilitary personnel in the Pulwama district of Indian-administered Kashmir. Accusing Pakistan of facilitating the attack, India launched an airstrike on Tuesday, marking the first time that warplanes have crossed the de facto border between the two countries in Read More…
With an Election Around the Corner, India is Losing Ground on the Democracy Index
Joseph McQuade discusses the worryingly fragile and degrading democracy and freedom in India ahead of the nation’s next federal election.