Canadians may know Canada is a part of NORAD; but why are we involved? The NATO Association’s own Scott Burns spoke with Major-General Ian Patrick, former Director of NORAD Combat Operations from 1989-1992 in order to find out
Contributions to Ukraine: Is Canada Punching Below its Weight?
We hear much in the media about Canada’s contributions to Ukraine. In this article, Scott Burns reviews these contributions and evaluates them in comparison to other allied nations.
DIANA: Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic
The war in Ukraine has shown that superior technology, especially in the areas of surveillance and communication, can help a David stand up to a Goliath. Looking forward, Canada and its NATO allies have embarked on a new initiative named DIANA that aims to help them maintain their technological cutting edge. In this article Scott Burns explains this new defence innovation project along with Canada’s exciting role.
ChatGPT – Are there Security Concerns?
ChatGPT has taken the world by storm. But are there security concerns? And if so, what can be done to address them? In this article Scott Burns provides an explanation of ChatGPT and discusses these issues.
North Korean Arms Sales to Russia – We Should Pay Attention
The United States National Security Council has revealed that North Korea is secretly supplying Russia with arms. Scott Burns discusses why this is important and how NATO should respond.
Canada’s National Economic Security Lens: Is it aimed at China?
Canada has introduced a new “National Economic Security Lens” for foreign investment, beginning with its critical minerals sector. Scott Burns argues that this new policy is aimed at China, with the goals of “friend-shoring” and protecting the supply chain for these minerals for Canada’s future green investments.
2022 Halifax International Security Forum: Unity Inspired By The Spirit of the Ukrainians
From November 18 through 20, Halifax hosted its annual International Security Forum with defence ministers and other high-level security officials from around the world. Scott Burns reports from the Forum how the topic of the war in Ukraine was discussed throughout.
Xi Jinping Defiant: Cause for Concern Following China’s 20th Party Congress
Can Canada expect increased friction with Beijing? Following the 20th Party Congress, Canada is right to be concerned about China.
India Flexing Its Diplomatic Muscles: A Strategic Shift in the Indo-Pacific?
Has Indian diplomacy become more independent? Scott Burns argues that India’s rebuff of Russia and hard line with Canada, the United Kingdom and China point to a more independent pursuit of strategic autonomy.