What are the takeaways for Canada’s security in Budget 2021? In this article, Eric Jackson explores the implications of the new federal budget on military spending and Canadian operations abroad.
Since its inception in 1949, Canada has played an integral role in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and its numerous military and non-military engagements. As a founding member, Canada’s involvement over the past 70 years has varied from troop deployment and training in Europe during much of the Cold War, to activity abroad in places like Afghanistan and Libya. The articles in the NATO and Canada program examine NATO’s operational history and Canada’s role from a multitude of perspectives. The NATO Association of Canada aims to supply Canadians with a greater insight into the inner workings of this long-standing alliance and its Canadian contributions.
Lessons from Canada’s leadership of NATO’s mission to secure Europe from aerial threats, hosted by the NATO Association of Canada.
As Europe confronts Jihadists from across the Mediterranean, Arjun Singh lays out measures to upgrade NATO’s maritime operation for better European security.
Ethan Schwartz provides an overview of ongoing conflicts in the Sahel and potential roles for NATO involvement.
The growing presence of private military companies (PMCs) in armed conflict has introduced major security challenges. Emily Mullin, Program Editor at the NATO Association, spoke to Dr. Sean McFate, foreign policy expert, author, and novelist, to discuss the implications behind the rise of PMCs.
Lacking accountability and transparency, Russia’s Wagner Group operates on various battlefields. In this article, Emily Mullin looks at the shadowy mercenary force.
Rachael McCulloch takes a look at the past and present of the New Democratic Party’s relationship with NATO.
Emily Mullin analyzes the state of the world’s nuclear security seventy-five years after the detonation of the first atomic bomb
The Islamic State (IS) may not occupy as much contiguous territory as it once did, but that has not diminished its resolve to spread global terror. Emily Mullin examines how the jihadist group is exploiting COVID-19 to gain respite, and what this means for NATO operations in the Middle East.
Using sources previously unavailable to the public, Alan Barnes, Senior Fellow of the Centre for Security, Intelligence, and Defence Studies, shows how our intelligence community kept Canada out of the Iraq War.