In response to a New York Times piece from last week, Aaron Willschick argues that a globally connected NATO that confronts “global problems” is impractical and unrealistic.
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.
Aaron Willschick looks at the upcoming referendum on Scottish independence and argues that the country should not be given any preferential treatment with regards to NATO membership.
Aaron Willschick examines the unlikely partnership between Ukraine and NATO on maritime piracy, but warns that the former Soviet state has a long way to go if it wishes to be accepted into the West.
Our resident UN commentator Gus Constantinou takes a look at Cyprus’ bid to join NATO and the island’s relationship with Russia and the EU.
On March 1st, Parliamentary Secretary Keddy highlighted the Government of Canada’s ambitious trade expansion plan as well as Canadian investment and expertise at work in Southeastern Europe’s industrial, infrastructure, mining and agricultural sectors.
NATO and Australia reinforced their partnership and set out their priorities for future cooperation by signing an Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme (IPCP) on Thursday 21 February .
Transitioning from its supreme role as the security guarantor of the world, Aaron Willschick discusses NATO’s participation in education and institutional reform in emerging countries with the Defence Education Enhancement Program (DEEP).
Aaron Willschick argues that NATO’s global relevance as a military alliance has given way to a more political role evidenced by its successive enlargements to Eastern Europe.
RegistrationMember Registration $20.00 CADNon-Member Registration $25.00 CADStudent Registration $15.00 CAD Please join us from 6:45-8:30pm on the evening of February 11th at 165 University Avenue for a discussion on The Challenges of United Nations Policing. Retired RCMP officer Larry Busch will describe the strengths and weaknesses of United Nations Policing Operations. The event will begin Read More…
The Commonwealth of Nations is a collection of 53 member states including developed, developing, and emerging countries. Because it is the successor organisation to the British Empire, all habitable continents are represented in the Commonwealth.