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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A Global Partnership? The Challenges of an Internationally Connected NATO and the ‘Seven Continent Strategy’

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.

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An Unlikely Alliance: Ukraine and NATO in the Battle Against Maritime Piracy

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.

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Harper Government Announces support for Strengthening Economic Ties with South Eastern European Economies

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.

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In Too ‘DEEP.’ NATO as an Institutional Educator

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).

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February 11: Roundtable – The Challenges of United Nations Policing

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…