Junior Research Fellow Lee Williamson analyzes the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship program procurement initiative, its criticisms and ultimately its purpose for Canada.
Author: Lee Williamson
What the Canada-Saudi Arabia Dispute Reveals About Canada’s Allies
On September 26, in the latest development in the ongoing diplomatic row between Canada and Saudi Arabia, the Saudi foreign minister, Adel Al-Juebir, asked that Canada stop treating his country “like a banana republic.” Al-Juebir repeated demands that the Government of Canada apologize for its August 2018 Tweets which called for the release of a Read More…
Should NATO Look North?
A recent report drafted by Canadian parliamentarians recommends a greater role for NATO in the Arctic. This marks a departure from Canada’s traditional apprehension towards NATO involvement in the High North and signals that it is time for NATO to reevaluate its strategic approach to the region.
Tensions in the High North: The Case of Svalbard
Should NATO have a stronger presence in the High North? Lee Williamson examines the growing geopolitical tensions between Russia and Norway around the Svalbard Archipelago, and explains why NATO allies should work to balance Russian military presence in the region.