Russia has long sought a presence in the Mediterranean, and thanks to its intervention in Syria, it now has one. But can it challenge NATO and its dominance? Not yet, says Elliott Simpson, but as tensions mount elsewhere, NATO should remain vigilant.
In October 2021, the European Union unveiled its new Arctic policy, claiming to be a geopolitical power to be reckoned with in the region. What does this new Arctic policy entail, and how can it bolster EU-NATO cooperation in the Arctic?
As democracy struggles internationally, how have EU-NATO relations faired? How has democracy enabled cooperation? In this article, Jacob Laybolt presents the issue of EU-NATO cooperation as a challenge related to democratic backsliding and the rise of authoritarianism and nationalism.
Canada’s contribution to the enhanced Forward Presence in Latvia began in 2017 and has since become a significant part of NATO’s security architecture in Eastern Europe. In this article, Jack Burnham sits down with Kevin Rex, Canada’s ambassador to the Baltics, to discuss his career, the eFP, and Canada’s relationships with Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia.
How does NATO work to ensure deterrence? In this paper, Danna Houssian outlines the importance of Canada’s military presence in Latvia to discourage Russian aggression.
Why and how should the EU take back control of its own defence? In this article, Mathias Avezou explains why European security can no longer depend on the US, and what the first steps towards an EU army could look like.
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
Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is set to outline the NATO 2030 initiative to the 30 NATO member countries next week. In prep, Eric Jackson highlights the NATO 2030 Young Leaders’ recommendations on how to strengthen the Alliance.
While the West looks away, Arjun Singh examines the civil war, ethnic cleansing and foreign intervention in the Central African Republic, and its implications for NATO and regional security.
As Europe confronts Jihadists from across the Mediterranean, Arjun Singh lays out measures to upgrade NATO’s maritime operation for better European security.