In this article, Analyst and Editor Ryan Atkinson outlines the pervasive surveillance technologies used by the Gadhafi regime to spy on Libya’s population. Previously secret archives discovered after the fall of Tripoli in 2011 reveal the extent of the export of such technologies to the regime by foreign corporations.
Truth Makes You Free: A Special Report on Countering the Threat of Disinformation
In this special report, Ryan Atkinson outlines the problem disinformation poses to NATO, including an overview of the major steps member states are taking to counter the evolving threat.
Regions in Review: Is Canada Taking Arctic Security Seriously?
The NATO Association of Canada’s program editors look at the Arctic as a region of growing strategic significance and consider if Canada, in particular, is giving it the security focus is deserves, either militarily, economically, or environmentally.
Outside Intervention in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Net Good or Evil?
The program editors at NAOC look at global intervention in Sub-Saharan Africa in the form of military, economic, and political ties.
Donald Stovel Macdonald: Fixture of the Canadian Political Landscape
The NATO Association of Canada had the privilege of having the late Honourable Donald Stovel Macdonald (1932-2018) as its Chairman from 1998 to 2003. NAOC Program Editors, Ryan Atkinson and Justin Dell, look back on Macdonald’s life and the impact it had on the NATO Association of Canada and the Canadian people as a whole.
The Program Editors Weigh in on “Regions in Review”: The Eastern Mediterranean
On the Editor’s Forum, program editors at NAOC continue their case-by-case examination of different areas of the globe and identify their respective security contingencies. In this instalment, the Eastern Mediterranean is the region being reviewed.
Sorting Fact From Fiction: Trolls, Bots, and the Erosion of Informed Debate
Ryan Atkinson discusses the dangerous implications of future political influence operations, arguing that research must work to understand how current operations will incorporate advancing technologies.
New Platforms for Old Tricks: Electoral Interference in Digital Democracies
In this article, Ryan Atkinson discusses the danger of electoral interference exemplified by Presidential Elections in Ukraine and the United States.
Canada’s 2017 Federal Budget: More of The Same for Veterans ?
What should veterans expect from the 2017 Federal Budget?
North Korea and the US Edging Closer to War ?
Amid recent U.S. and North Korean military posturings on the Korean Peninsula, Ryan Atkinson argues that Washington and Pyongyang won’t make any radical move warranting an escalation.