The collaboration of NATO with various intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) such as the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Arab League, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is examined in this article. It emphasizes Canada’s participation in these collaborations, such as election observation missions, security measures in Iraq, peace efforts in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, counternarcotics initiatives, and support for drug treatment facilities in Central Asia, highlighting the importance of NATO’s engagement with IGOs in advancing collective defence and promoting peace and security globally.
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The CAF’s Sexual Misconduct Settlement: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward
In December, 2022, the Canadian Minister of National Defence, Anita Anand, presented a report to the Canadian parliament that related the progress of the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) efforts at reform in the face of widespread reports of sexual assault in its ranks. The last three years have seen the resignation of many high-level Canadian defence officials, Read More…
Canada, NATO, and Burden Sharing: An Editorial Introduction
Burden sharing and NATO’s two per cent pledge are contentious topics in Canada and across the alliance. In this essay, Christopher Maternowski introduces a series of essays on the subject from Anessa Kimball, Elliot Hughes, and Benjamin Zyla.
Why We Need to Study Impacts When Discussing NATO Burden Sharing
Measuring NATO burden sharing fairness is not an easy task. Benjamin Zyla argues that we need to move beyond focusing on input and output variables due to their methodological limitations, and instead focus on studying the impact that NATO member states have in contributing to NATO’s collective goods.
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.
New European Energy Demand Confirms Azerbaijan’s Reliability
Azerbaijan is emerging as a crucial player in Europe’s energy-diversification strategy, as the European Union (EU) addresses its self-inflicted energy deficit that arose from its overreliance on wind and solar power and its failure to promote oil and gas development. The EU’s policy shift away from Russian oil and gas has led to the formation Read More…
Forget Two Per Cent—Think 40 Per Cent Instead
Canada has long struggled to meet NATO’s two per cent commitment. To do so, Elliot Hughes argues, Canada should turn its gaze northwards to the Arctic.
Criminalizing Gender Apartheid: the Solution to the Oppression of Women?
In this article, Maya Gandhi examines racial apartheid in South Africa and highlights the campaign End Gender Apartheid, which advocates for an expansion of the definition of apartheid to include gender-based discrimination.
Rethinking NATO’s 2 Per Cent Defence Spending Target: 2023 Enlargement, Canadian Defence Needs, Cooperative Bargaining Models, and Institutional Outcomes
With Finland having joined NATO, the alliance has added its 31st member. Finland’s significant defence capabilities integrated into NATO will affect Arctic collaboration with some implications for Canada. In this article, Anessa Kimball explores Canadian defence needs, and whether the alliance’s 2 per cent GDP defence spending target remains relevant.
Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine and its Effect on Women
In this article, Maya Gandhi examines the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Ukrainian women, from their military involvement to a regional rise in gender-based violence.