Junior research fellow Sivan Ghasem analyzes NATO’s Building Integrity (BI) and the promotion of good governance and principles of integrity, transparency and accountability in the defence and security sector.
The Expanding Community program at the NAOC has three aims. First, the program seeks to explore the growth of the NATO alliance, prospective members and relationship with partners. Secondly, it looks at human rights issues and its effects on NATO member and partner countries. Thirdly, it features Canada’s global connections, including our links to other nations on a bilateral basis, and the role Canada plays within international and multilateral institutions. Check back regularly for original articles, as well as links to related news, blog posts and videos from around the world.
Analyst and Editor Taylor Allen’s special interactive map publication, filled with informative excerpts on NATO’s member states, its leaders within the Alliance and some of its most important partner states.
Junior Research Fellow Sivan Ghasem outlines the major international organizations Canada is currently involved with
In this article, Sivan Ghasem explores the avenues of cooperation between NATO and Mauritania.
On September 26, in the latest development in the ongoing diplomatic row between Canada and Saudi Arabia, the Saudi foreign minister, Adel Al-Juebir, asked that Canada stop treating his country “like a banana republic.” Al-Juebir repeated demands that the Government of Canada apologize for its August 2018 Tweets which called for the release of a Read More…
NATO in Libya? In this article, Sivan Ghasem provides an update on the current political and security landscape of Libya and highlights potential avenues of cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Colin McEwen highlights newfound evidence of a diplomatic solution to the long-running dispute over the official name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
NATO has developed a new method of underwater communications that has received international acknowledgement.
Articles 2 and 3 of the founding NATO charter calls for nonmilitary cooperation between Alliance members.
To honour LGBT month, the turbulent experiences of identifying service men and women are acknowledged, while the paranoia surrounding their service are debunked. The accession of prospective nations into the Alliance raises the question of whether the LGBT inclusion status of a nation is a factor worth considering for membership. And if it should be, can religious affiliation influence the security and defence commitments of NATO members?