Arjun Singh Editors' Forum Eric Jackson Griffin Cornwall Juliana Schneider Uncategorized

Are sanctions an effective means of curbing illegal behaviour by ‘rogue state’?

This week, we challenged the NATO Association of Canada’s Editors for their take on a thorny and challenging topic, namely: Are sanctions an effective means of curbing illegal behaviour by ‘rogue state’? Ditch the Logic Arjun Singh At its root, the question is empirical. Sanctions are effective only if, in cases where used, a desired Read More…

Arjun Singh cyber security Cyber Security and Emerging Threats Editors' Forum Neven Vincic

Should cyberattacks be considered an act of war?

From the advent of the U.S.’s development and releasing of the Stuxnet virus in 2010 to the more recent attacks on critical infrastructure, such as the Colonial Pipeline, cyberattacks have become an increasingly prominent and newsworthy facet of contemporary society and international relations. While by no means novel phenomena, amidst these growing developments and in Read More…

Arjun Singh Editors' Forum Maria Zelenova Nicole Dougherty

How did recognizing the results of the 2020 US election become political?

On November 7, Joe Biden won the United States presidential election, a victory confirmed by the Electoral College vote on December 15. However, Trump continues to question the results of the election.

Editors' Forum Emilio Angeles Lily Jia Maria Zelenova

Should We Promote Patriotism in Schools?

Maria Zelenova – Program Editor for Canada’s NATO  What Does “Patriotic Education” Mean, Anyway? Last month, United States president Donald Trump proposed that patriotic, “pro-American” education be taught in the nation’s public schools. He recommitted to his stance against “left-wing demonstrators,” who are in his view responsible for an emerging narrative that “America is a wicked and Read More…

Arjun Singh Editors' Forum Emilio Angeles Griffin Cornwall Samer Khurshid

Should NATO Stop Expanding?

The fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 led to the disappearance of NATO’s core purpose. Originally conceived as a collective security tool steered towards the containment of communism, the Alliance had to reassess its mission after the end of the Cold War, leading to a functional and geographical enlargement outside of its traditional boundaries. Since Read More…

Alex Johnson Chloe Ketels Editors' Forum Samer Khurshid

Does Taking Down Statues Mean Erasing History?

As anti-racist and anti-colonialist movements are spreading around the world, instances of statues’ removals have risen. Monuments depicting racist or colonial figures that have stood for decades, and sometimes centuries, are now being taken down or vandalized by protestors. In response to these actions, some have argued that toppling statues and monuments is about erasing Read More…