Jenny Yang summarizes the topics of discussion and presentation at the 2016 NATO and EU roundtable.
There exist striking similarities between piracy and transnational terrorism. Particularly, both are bound by a ‘maritime logic of deterritorialisation.’ In order to face the present-day challenges of transnational terrorism, perhaps we can look to the history of piracy for lessons learned.
Jenny Yang discusses statements made by NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg and Russian Prime Minister Medvedev at the 52nd Munich Security Conference.
Jenny Yang reviews Kat Argo’s documentary ‘Polite People’ (2014), a fascinating look at the Ukraine conflict featuring interviews with pro-Russian foreign fighters.
On November 28, 2015, the Kosovo Youth Atlantic Treaty Association (KYATA) launched a 3-day conference covering the evolution of NATO in the 21st century, the Syrian crisis, and NATO’s southern flank.
A Conference entitled ‘NATO and the New Arc of Crisis’ took place on October 28 and 29 in Madrid, the NATO Association of Canada thanks YATA, the Real Instituto Elcano, and the Fundación Botín for their efforts in organizing this fruitful conference.
To the east, Poland, the Baltics, and Romania face threats of hybrid conflict coming from a revanchist Russia. To the south, allies such as Italy and Greece prioritize maritime security across the Mediterranean.
To understand the resistance to feminism in Eastern Europe, it is important to examine the evolution of the international women’s movement agenda against the backdrop of Cold War tensions.
Excerpt: As the Ukraine crisis has demonstrated, we should not assume that freedom of information necessarily leads to a more open or democratic society. Information can be harnessed and manipulated by authoritarian regimes in order to generate confusion and undermine trust in government, often with unpredictable and destabilizing effects on society.
In the final installment of a three-part series, Jenny looks at “countering disinformation campaigns” during the Cold War, and the lessons we can learn from them.