With mounting political, economic, and security challenges to an often neglected region of the world, Neil Siviter examines NATO’s presence in Central Asia, and what the Alliance’s next steps in the region may look like.
Russia’s Crimean Strategy for the Black Sea
Following an alleged Ukrainian terrorist plot in Crimea, Russia has increased its footprint on the peninsula. Neil Siviter investigates what the new Crimean fortifications entail, and how Russia’s Crimean investment has affected the Black Sea region.
NATO Needs a Human Trafficking Strategy
With a booming human trafficking industry bolstering criminal and terrorist enterprises in the Mediterranean, Neil Siviter analyzes how NATO can act to counter the rapid spread of human trafficking.
What Brexit Means for Euro-Mediterranean Security
Following the United Kingdom’s landmark decision to leave the European Union, Neil Siviter explores the ramifications of Brexit and how it will affect the security of the Euro-Mediterranean region.
Finding a Renewed Role for NATO in Libya
In light of Libya’s deteriorating political regime, Neil Siviter analyzes how NATO can play a larger role in stabilizing the country.
Inside 2 Percent, NATO’s Security and Finance Conundrum
In response to political pressure on burden-sharing within NATO, and the need for increased capacity along it’s eastern front, Neil Siviter analyzes what can be done to sustainably finance the Alliance to face modern crises.
Critical Condition: The State of Healthcare in Conflict Zones
Amidst the rising trend of violence against medical personnel in combat zones, Neil Siviter analyzes the impacts, and what can be done to keep vital aid workers safe on the battlefield.
Can NATO Make a Difference in Nagorno-Karabakh?
Following the deadly outbreak of violence between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the perpetually unstable conflict of Nagorno-Karabakh, Neil Siviter examines what role NATO can play to facilitate peace.
Revitalizing Canadian Peacekeeping: The Road to 2021
As Canada begins campaigning for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will seek a renewed presence in UN peacekeeping. With Canada having largely withdrawn from UN peacekeeping nearly 20 years ago, Neil Siviter examines how UN peacekeeping has changed, and also, how Canada can re-engage with these operations.
Reconvening the NATO-Russia Council: How Renewed Engagement Could Strengthen Global Security
For two years now, following Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014, cooperation within the NATO-Russia Council (NRC) had been suspended. With a meeting of the NRC scheduled to take place in April 20, 2016, Neil Siviter examines how renewed cooperation could strengthen approaches to longstanding international security issues.