Many women in Afghanistan have expressed that every day is a battle to be seen, heard, and recognized as autonomous members of their own communities. In August 2021, just as the United States withdrew from Afghanistan, the Taliban regained power. With this came a promise to uphold women’s rights that would soon be broken. Eighteen Read More…
On January 20th, 2022, the NATO Association of Canada is proud to host a panel discussion to reflect on the fall of the Afghan government following the U.S. withdrawal in the summer of 2021. Our experts Kathy Gannon and Kamran Bokhari will reflect on the events that led to the fall of the Afghan government and discuss the current state of affairs in Afghanistan. Two veteran observers of the region, Kathy and Kamran will help us understand the complex, multi-faceted conflict that has ravaged the country for over a decade.
On the streets of Kabul, advertisements depicting the faces of women are sprayed painted over. In a fitting metaphor for the regression of the gains made in the last 20 years, it took only days for years of progress to unravel following the withdrawal of American operations on August 31st and the Taliban’s sweeping takeover. In the following interview, NATO Association of Canada Junior Research Fellow Brynn Hopper sat down with Sally Armstrong to discuss the unfolding crisis in Afghanistan, its implications for women’s rights, and the international security threat it poses.
In this article, Danna Houssian explores the precedent for NATO’s possible role in the Afghanistan crisis and the politics of NATO involvement in non-member state affairs.
A bilingual discussion on the Constitution, national security and foreign policy with The Rt. Hon. David Johnston, the 28th Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief in and over Canada.
A discussion on the fragile trajectory of peace in Afghanistan and the Doha Agreement peace deal, hosted by the NATO Association of Canada.
In his article, John Pollock analyzes the shift in Japanese foreign policy after Shinzo Abe took office in 2012.
Event summary of our Women in Security and Peacekeeping panel discussion on Wednesday, December 9, 2015.
Ian and Aishwarya continue their A Short History of Nearly Everything NATO with this installation discussing NATO in Afghanistan.
Get to know the newly announced Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Harjit Sajjan.