The Security, Trade and the Economy program aims to provide Canadians with relevant and accessible analysis on current international economic policies with a focus on Canadian interests and trade security. Additionally, the program examines our country’s commitment to NATO’s mandate of encouraging economic collaboration and eliminating economic conflict.

Security, Trade and the Economy

Will the Chinese Renminbi Replace the US Dollar as the International Currency?

The “rise of China” on the international stage is virtually an undisputed fact. Some even speak of China ‘eclipsing’ the United States as the preeminent world power. One element of this would likely involve the replacement of the U.S. dollar by the Renminbi as the international currency. But how likely is this scenario to play out? Lily Jia subjects this hypothesis to analytical rigour.

Cyber Security and Emerging Threats Global Horizons Operations Security, Trade and the Economy

Women’s rights and the responsibility to protect (R2P) in conflict and post-conflict situations

This article analyzes the link between women’s rights and the notion of R2P in a conflict/ post-conflict situation. In so doing, this article suggests that recognizing WPS while implementing every phase of R2P is necessary to address atrocities against women during and after conflict.

Security, Trade and the Economy

The Bank of Canada’s 2%: A Macroeconomic Stabilizer & Aspect of Alliance Security

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, Willow Hillman highlights the role that the Bank of Canada’s inflation targeting and monetary policy has in ensuring Canadian economic security, and the pursuit of the political and military means by which NATO ensures member states’ freedom and security.