Signs of democratic backsliding in former communist countries in Europe have raised concern within the continent and beyond. In this second article of a three-part series on democratic backsliding, Tea Vasha explores how the justice system reform and other policy implementations in Hungary have contributed to undemocratic shifts.
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Does democratic backsliding constitute a threat to the peace and security of Europe and beyond? In the first article of a three-part series, Tea Vasha analyzes the reforms implemented in Poland during the Law and Justice Party’s rule and how they have contributed to a shift away from democratic norms.
A discussion with Ukrainian stateswoman Hanna Hopko on the prospects of Ukraine joining NATO, and its impact on Eastern Europe and Russia.
In this article Griffin Cornwall examines the impact of the Belarusian Government’s dramatic arrests of Roman Protasevich and Sofia Sapega, the increased sanctions pressure from the West this action has brought, and the potential risks to Belarus’ national sovereignty brought by President Lukashenko’s retrenchment of his relationship to his longstanding ally, Russian President Vladimir Putin
On June 29, 2021 the NATO Association of Canada hosted a panel discussion with Lieutenant-Colonel Melanie Lake, Task force Commander of Operation UNIFIER and Mr. Rouslan Kats, Counsellor for Political and Public Affairs at the Embassy of Canada in Ukraine. Our esteemed guests discussed the ways in which their work helps to build capacity in Read More…
A conversation with Ukraine’s Ambassador to Canada, H.E. Andriy Shevchenko.
Despite NATO’s objections, as Germany persists in cooperation with Russia, Arjun Singh deconstructs the German strategic calculus on Nord Stream 2 and impact of Holocaust history.
As NATO nations battle over “burden sharing,” Arjun Singh explores the ‘2%’ spending rule and Donald Trump’s record on ensuring allies meet it.
Is NATO doing enough? In this comprehensive piece, analyst and program editor Taylor Allen critically analyzes bilateral relations between NATO and Russia amidst growing tensions over the past decade.
Aidan Simardone writes on why NATO should intervene in humanitarian crises, even without UN authorization.