This week’s article on NATO expansion focuses on Finland; its security situation within Europe, and its evolving relationship with NATO. Following the end of World War Two, Finland became a militarily neutral state. Though officially a Western market economy, Finland enjoyed a special relationship with the Soviet Union and the West in the Cold War Read More…
Here is a summary of the panel event entitled ‘NATO, Russia and the Future of Scandinavian Defence’ that was held in Montreal on the January 7, 2016.
Sweden has traditionally declared itself a neutral state since the early 19th century, when it lost one third of its territory during the Napoleonic wars including the loss of Finland to Russia. Though its territorial integrity is not in question today, Sweden’s military neutrality has been up for debate since Russia began asserting itself globally. Read More…
Arctic Council member states struck an historic agreement in New London, Connecticut. Paul Pryce discusses the implications for Canada.
US President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Alaska should add urgency to Canada’s icebreaker update, Paul Pryce writes.
Paul Pryce points out the need for Canadian defence planners to step up the Domestic and Arctic Mobility Enhancement project.
Funding has been announced for a new deepwater port in Iqaluit, but Paul Pryce questions whether this is the best location for Nunavut’s future prosperity.
In Part VIII of this EU series, Sandra Song provides a visual aid on EU membership by dates of accession, and what the future holds for candidate countries.
In Part VI of this EU series, Sandra Song provides a comprehensive overview of the European Economic and Social Committee.
In Part V of this EU series, Sandra Song provides a summary of the European Council.