Many women in Afghanistan have expressed that every day is a battle to be seen, heard, and recognized as autonomous members of their own communities. In August 2021, just as the United States withdrew from Afghanistan, the Taliban regained power. With this came a promise to uphold women’s rights that would soon be broken. Eighteen Read More…
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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.
Connection as Currency: Josée Touchette’s Key to Decision-making
What do multilateralism and human connection have in common? According to Josée Touchette, they both play a role in the solving the world’s most pressing issues. On January 24th, Josée Touchette, Executive Director of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), spoke at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy regarding multilateralism Read More…
Young Voters and NATO: A Change in Culture
In this article, Danna Houssian looks at a 2021 report commissioned by NATO to examine how young leaders picture the future of NATO, and how this report signals a changing
organization with changing values.
Earthquake Diplomacy Between Two NATO Allies
Is a natural disaster enough to defuse tensions between two critical NATO allies? Barış Atakan Kafadar explores how earthquake diplomacy has been successful in the past, and why it has the potential to become the catalyst for long-lasting cooperation today.
Are Peacemaking Processes in Peril?
Is peacemaking in peril? In this article, Maya Gandhi highlights the lack of progress made on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and how it could negatively affect the international community’s ability to bring innovative and sustainable peace to regions enduring conflict.
Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy: An Overdue Conversation
Canada has recently published its long-awaited Indo-Pacific Strategy (IPS), which provides a comprehensive roadmap for managing opportunities and mitigating threats in the region. There are plenty of each: the opportunities to increase trade, bilateral foreign direct investment (FDI), and “person-to-person” connectivity (i.e., educational exchanges or cultural programs) are extensive across the theatre. Similarly, however, the Read More…
9/11 and Canadian Transportation Security: A Conversation with David Collenette
September 11 presented a grave and transformative event for the Canadian transportation sector. In this article, David Collenette, Chair of the NATO Association of Canada and Minister of Transport on 9/11, talks about his experiences on that day, his role in strengthening transportation security, and the contemporary threat landscape.
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.
Should NATO Expand to include non-European States?
NATO has undergone several periods of expansion throughout its long existence. From the original 12 member states in 1949, NATO has expanded to include 30 members now, plus the imminent accession of Finland and Sweden to the alliance. NATO’s expansion has at times been controversial. After the fall of the Soviet Union, many argued that Read More…