The NATO Council of Canada hosted a talk by the Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on 20 September 2012.
Breaching taboos: transformation of the German armed forces
A landmark decision by the Federal Constitutional Court allows the German armed forces to be used on home soil in cases of catastrophic disasters. This new development opens discussion on the role of the Bundeswehr in German politics.
Meeting of the Decade?
It has been a decade since a German Chancellor visited Canada for a bilateral meeting – the last time it was Gerhard Schroeder in 2002.
Welcome to the Club, Russia!
August 23 will be a big day for Russia, as it will finally become a full-fledged member of the World Trade Organisation, following an 18-year accession period.
Getting Russia Wrong Over Syria
All the major media outlets are producing black-and-white views of the situation, omitting the nuances and erasing shades of grey.
NATO’s Many Hats: Ukraine and Azerbaijan at the Chicago Summit
The 2012 Chicago Summit was the biggest NATO summit to date, with over sixty leaders in attendance, as well as “folks who were exercising their freedom of speech and assembly,” as Barack Obama tactfully refered to the protesters in his closing remarks. Among the dozens of attendees there were many non-NATO states. While the Summit agenda focused Read More…
Report from Chicago: David Cameron Keeps Calm, Carries On
The British Prime Minister was confident and in control at the press briefing he gave on Monday at the conclusion of the NATO 2012 Summit in Chicago.
If France Goes Left, is NATO All Right?
It seems that the Élysée Palaceis heading for a change. François Hollande is leading with 28.6% of voter support after the first round of the French presidential elections held on April 22, while Nicolas Sarkozy is just behind him with 27.2%. According to a poll conducted on April 25-26 by Harris Interactive, 55% of respondents Read More…
Russia: Just Another BRIC in the Wall?
As summit season is almost upon us, everyone is talking about the upcoming meeting of NATO and the G8. Amid all the controversy and sheer amount of information in the media about these two summits, let us not overlook another meeting that happened recently: the March 29 BRICS Summit in New Delhi. BRICS is a Read More…
Eurasian Stakes Raised as Frozen Conflict Heats Up
From Ice to Fire Nagorno-Karabakh, a de facto, but unrecognized state fought over by Armenia and Azerbaijan, may not appear on any map, but recent events warrant increased attention on this part of the globe. Several developments in Azerbaijan, including increased military spending, an arms deal with Israel, and the talks with Russia over the Gabala Radar Read More…