Is the Nuclear Security Summit a mere talking shop or a worthy initiative that’s making a difference? Our program editors weigh in.
Khalid Mahdi is a Research Analyst and Editor of the NATO’s Arc of Crisis program at the NATO Association of Canada. Khalid holds a Master of Global Affairs (MGA) Degree from the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. Khalid also holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Political Science from the University of Toronto. His research interests lie in the areas of East-Asian security, nuclear proliferation and security, and terrorism. In February 2015, Khalid received a Graduate Research Award for Disarmament, Arms Control, and Non-Proliferation from the Simons Foundation and Global Affairs Canada, for his position paper on the efficacy of multilateral export controls pertaining to the regulation of dual-use sensitive space technologies. Khalid can be reached at email@example.com
In a series on NATO’s response to the 21st Century security environment, Khalid Mahdi discusses the key components of the Alliance’s Readiness Action Plan (RAP): adaptation and assurance. This week’s post analyzes the role of the NATO Response Force in strengthening the Alliance’s rapid response capabilities.
Our team looks at the regional effects of the ongoing Syrian civil war.
With the election of Liberal government comes the ushering in of an era renewed defence priorities and foreign engagement for Canada. Khalid Mahdi discusses as an introduction to Panel 2 of Canada’s Defence Perspectives 2020-2050: Recapitalization and the Canadian Forces.
Over the past few months, Turkey has experienced a significant number of unauthorized incursions into its territory by Russian military crafts. Khalid Mahdi analyzes the implications of these overflights against the backdrop of both the Syrian conflict and NATO-Russian relations.
While Iran’s relations with the world have improved since the development of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Khalid Mahdi argues that the real success comes in the improvement of relations between the Islamic Republic and the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Our program editors debate whether Iran’s adherence to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action signifies a new era in its foreign policy.
As the security situation in Southeastern Europe and the Middle-East continues to destabilize, NATO is now forced to contend with the emergence of a new “arc of crisis.” Khalid Mahdi discusses with the introduction of our newest program, NATO’s Arc of Crisis.
Since the conclusion of Operation Unified Protector in 2011, Libya has been marred by lawlessness and instability. This article examines whether a NATO operation could help strengthen the Libyan security landscape.
Following North Korea’s third nuclear test in February 2013, China has been increasingly vocal in its displeasure of the country’s recent activities. This article questions whether relations between the two countries will endure under such turmoil.