What is climate security? In this article, Ethan Schwartz highlights the need for climate change to be considered in the same discussion as physical security.
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.
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.
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.
Bonnie Lao examines the effects of China’s Belt and Road Initiative on how the domestic manifestations has lead to citizen discontent and unrest, with competing claims of favouritism and xenophobia.
Samer Khurshid examines Canada-China Relations via the case of Meng Wanzhou, providing options for the Canadian government, and their related trade and Intelligence implications.
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.
Foreign aid might not be so helpful after all. Funds tend to benefit the rich rather than help those in poverty.
Climate change is a major problem in our globe. James Cho examines the benefits of carbon tax and the obstacles preventing it.
Bonnie Lao explores the politics of trade and alliance between Japan, Russia, and China triggered by Japan’s energy insecurity.
Adam Zivo analyzes the Chinese government’s response to the coronavirus epidemic.