Victoria Clennan is a current graduate student at the University of Toronto St. George campus completing her master’s in political science. Her current graduate research focuses on Indigenous issues and political attitudes in Canada. She also holds a bachelor’s from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver with a major in Political Science and a minor in English Literature. Victoria has a strong managerial background, having previously worked with Stats Canada, and is interested in conceptions of nationhood, peace and security, transitional justice, and political engagement with minority groups. As a NATO Association of Canada intern, she hopes to focus on engaging marginalized groups through community networks and spreading awareness of NATO’s agenda for global peace and prosperity. She can be reached at
NATO and Canada Victoria Clennan

“NATO’s 2% Spending Minimum. Will Canada Ever Make It?”

On April 8th, 2024, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a new federal investment plan in defence spending for the 2024 federal budget. The “Our North: Strong and Free” defence policy update proposed to raise Canada’s defence spending-to-GDP ratio to 1.76% by 2029-30, amounting to $8.1 billion over five years, and $73 billion over 20 years, in new Read More…

Society, Culture, and Security Victoria Clennan

Civil War [In Review]: The Role of the War Time Journalist.

Warning: This analysis contains spoilers. “Mr. President… sir, how is your policy evolving in the use of airstrikes against American citizens?”  Alex Garland’s Civil War paints a searing picture of a dystopian America caught in the throes of civil war, a country divided by warring states and military violence. While the President hides in the Read More…