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.

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Should Canada and NATO allies build stronger ties with strategic partners in South Asia? Part II

NATO and India have the potential to establish a mutual beneficial military-diplomatic relationship creating security within Asia. A two part article explores the possibilities of an Indo-NATO partnership.

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Should Canada and NATO allies build stronger ties with strategic partners in South Asia? Part I

NATO and India have the potential to establish a mutual beneficial military-diplomatic relationship creating security within Asia. A two part article explores the possibilities of an Indo-NATO partnership.

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Turkey’s Constitutional Referendum

Erdogan’s victory in the referendum shows the power of a leader channeling the national interest to take back the state. It is another expression of the populist trend sweeping across the Atlantic and the European continent and positions Erdogan closer to Nigel Farage, Donald Trump or Marine Le Pen than it does to Arab dictators in neighbouring Middle-Eastern countries.