Our program editors debate whether Iran’s adherence to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action signifies a new era in its foreign policy.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
On May 8, 2013, the NATO Council of Canada held a roundtable discussion on the growing role of robots in warfare. The roundtable touched upon some of the tactical, legal and moral controversies surrounding the use of drones on the battlefield.
On April 3, 2013, North Korean officials sealed off external access to the joint North-South Industrial Park located in the city of Kaesong. With such action occuring in the midst of serious tensions, could this issue be the final straw in the relations between the two Koreas?
With cuts to defence spending excpected in the 2013 Federal Budget, what implications could this hold for future Canadian deployments abroad?
In the face of North Korea’s bellicose rhetoric, experts have offered alarming analyses of the strength of the country’s military capabilities. Just how credible is the threat posed by North Korean conventional forces?
On February 12, 2013, North Korea conducted its third nuclear test. This article examines North Korean actions and rhetoric in the aftermath of the test, and the impact of international sanctions.
2012 saw an increasing commitment by the Canadian government to re-shape the Alliance in terms of operational priorities and capabilities. This brief looks more closely at Canadian commitments, focusing on procurement and military operations.