Pierre-Olivier Bussieres is a Junior Research Fellow at the NATO Association of Canada. Pierre holds a Master of Arts (M.A) in Eastern European, Russian and Eurasian Studies from Carleton University. He is currently Desk Officer for the Montreal Institute of Human Rights and Genocide Studies, and Editor-in-Chief for Republic of the East. He previously worked as a Research Assistant at Carleton University's Centre for Excellence in European Studies, and Parliamentarians for the Americas. In addition to his M.A, Pierre obtained a Practical Certification in Foreign Intelligence Assessment from the Canadian Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies at Carleton University.
The Dawn of the virtual age has created a new battlefield for future wars. Israel’s 2015 proposal on digital defence called for adapting global security alliances to cyber security: A NATO of cyber defence. Pierre-Olivier Bussieres questions whether this could be the way forward for NATO.
21 years after the Dayton Accords, the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina is cracking, and this vulnerability is turning into a threat to European Security. Pierre-Olivier Bussieres argues that the real problem is not the Islamic State, but a system of ethnic divide that provided a fertile ground for a network of arms smugglers and radical preachers.