Olivia “Liv” Cretella pursued a BA in Military and Strategic Studies, with a minor in Russian, and graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 2021. Liv published an article in Over the Horizon, the multi-domain operations and strategy journal, titled “Towards a Strategic Value Proposition: Redefining 21st Century Defense Priority Assessments” in April 2021. Liv is currently a student at the Texas A&M Bush School of Government and Public Service. She is pursuing her Master’s of International Affairs with concentrations in Grand Strategy and Women, Peace and Security.

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Is a military defense of Taiwan infeasible?

The NATO Association of Canada’s editors share their thoughts this week on whether or not a military defense of Taiwan is feasible, and what that would look like based on today’s international relations.  Liam Brown The global crisis that would precipitate an invasion of Taiwan would test the very limits of the liberal international order, Read More…

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NATO and the Philippines: The First Step Towards a Strategic Partnership

As tensions continue to rise in the Indo-Pacific, the President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has turned his attention to realigning with the United States and allies. This shift in policy from aligning the Philippines with Beijing in 2016- to a complete pivot to Washington- has now opened up possible opportunities for the US and Read More…