The ‘NATO Operations’ program provides historical and analytical commentary on missions and operations conducted by NATO—both past and present, and around the world. It looks at events that shape global politics, and provides information on a variety of countries and events that affect their futures. When probing into some of the most influential events in modern history, our enthusiastic group of writers are always excited and ready to provide interesting and objective insights to our readers.

Neil Siviter Operations

Reconvening the NATO-Russia Council: How Renewed Engagement Could Strengthen Global Security

For two years now, following Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014, cooperation within the NATO-Russia Council (NRC) had been suspended. With a meeting of the NRC scheduled to take place in April 20, 2016, Neil Siviter examines how renewed cooperation could strengthen approaches to longstanding international security issues.

Khalid Mahdi Operations

Adaptation and Assurance: NATO’s Response to the 21st Century Security Environment

In a series on NATO’s response to the 21st Century security environment, Khalid Mahdi discusses the key components of the Alliance’s Readiness Action Plan (RAP): adaptation and assurance. This week’s post analyzes the role of the NATO Response Force in strengthening the Alliance’s rapid response capabilities.

Operations

The War in Ukraine: Russian Involvement in the Crimean Referendum

In response to the situation in Eastern-Ukraine, Canadians for Democracy in Russia and Euromaidan Canada Committee have organized an image exhibit that aims to increase public awareness of the conflict. Included in this week’s display is an array of photos demonstrating the Russian Military’s involvement in the “referendum,” which led to the secession of Crimea from Ukraine.

Operations

The War in Ukraine: A Commemoration of the One Year Anniversary of Boris Nemtsov’s Death

In response to the situation in Eastern-Ukraine, Canadians for Democracy in Russia and Euromaidan Canada Committee have organized an image exhibit that aims to increase public awareness of the conflict. Included in this week’s display are an array of photos commemorating the one year anniversary of the death of Russian journalist, Boris Nemtsov.

Khalid Mahdi Operations

Endless Incursions: Russian Overflights into Turkey and their Implications for NATO

Over the past few months, Turkey has experienced a significant number of unauthorized incursions into its territory by Russian military crafts. Khalid Mahdi analyzes the implications of these overflights against the backdrop of both the Syrian conflict and NATO-Russian relations.