The NAOC’s Cyber Security and Emerging Threats Program features an in-depth analysis of latest trends, developments, and threats in international security. New security concerns are always on the horizon and our program seeks to examine these domains including global warming, natural resources, drones, urban conflicts, and cyberspace. 

The program’s mandate is to keep Canadians informed on these rapidly developing and increasingly pivotal realms that are integral to all aspects of security.  

Cyber Security and Emerging Threats

Colombia Protests, NATO Partnership, and Democratic Principles

Over the last two decades, NATO has advanced its enlargement policy, welcoming new members and partners. Colombia was the first – and currently, the only – Latin American country to become a NATO global partner, cooperating on issues such as cybersecurity and corruption. Both sides of this partnership work together to further their goals. Personnel Read More…

Cyber Security and Emerging Threats Eastern Europe and Russia Europe Griffin Cornwall Russia Security Trade

Lukashenko’s Gambit: Embattled Belarusian President Risks National Sovereignty Amidst Increasing Isolation from the West

In this article Griffin Cornwall examines the impact of the Belarusian Government’s dramatic arrests of Roman Protasevich and Sofia Sapega, the increased sanctions pressure from the West this action has brought, and the potential risks to Belarus’ national sovereignty brought by President Lukashenko’s retrenchment of his relationship to his longstanding ally, Russian President Vladimir Putin

Bryan Roh Cyber Security and Emerging Threats

The Need for Secure AI Design Frameworks and AI Model Security

AI technologies are becoming widely adopted in industries across the globe for their potential to revolutionize how organizations engage in business. For example, a report published in late 2020 by McKinsey suggests that organizations are increasingly viewing AI as a tool to generate value, and that the COVID-19 pandemic has further spurred business leaders to Read More…

Cyber Security and Emerging Threats

On Thin Ice: Canadian Arctic Sovereignty and Security in a Circumpolar World

In this article, author Mary Peplinski discusses the shortfalls of Canada’s Arctic policy relating to infrastructure development and national defense. The article also discusses the implications and consequences for northern communities and the Canadian public if a stronger stance towards Canadian Arctic sovereignty is not adopted.

Cyber Security and Emerging Threats Ethan Schwartz

Mining in Greenland: Environmentalism and Development

Greenland, home to over 55,000 inhabitants, seldom appears in international media. Unbeknownst to many, Greenland is an autonomous territory within the Kingdom of Denmark, with its own language (Greenlandic), government (responsible for all but monetary, foreign, and domestic policy), and economy (based on tourism and fishing). Home to a majority Inuit population, it behaves in Read More…

Centre For Disinformation Studies Cyber Security and Emerging Threats Neven Vincic

The Future of Warfare: Security Implications of Emerging and Disruptive Technologies (EDTs)

What are emerging and disruptive technologies (EDTs) and how will they affect the future of warfare? In this article, Neven Vincic explores the concept of EDTs and their potential to revolutionize the international security environment and the nature of warfare in the coming decades.

Cyber Security and Emerging Threats Joseph McQuade Previous Events

A Genealogy of Terrorism: Colonial Law and the Origins of an Idea

About this Event Join us to hear the NATO Association of Canada’s Editor-in-Chief Dr Joseph McQuade discuss his new book  A Geneology of Terrorism: Colonial Law and the Origins of An Idea with Jawad Hussain Qureshi, Senior South Asia Analyst at the Government of Canada’s Privy Council Office.  About the Book Using India as a case study, Read More…