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
Dragon Slayer: The Partial Foreign Policy of Erin O’Toole’s Conservative Party
Upon Erin O’Toole’s election to lead Canada’s Conservatives, Arjun Singh examines the party’s foreign policy platform.
An Olive Branch Overdue: India, Pakistan and the Normalization of Trade
As emerging economies, India and Pakistan have a lot of potential to engage in beneficial trade. Anthony Galea examines their hostile relationship and what the countries stand to gain from a normalization of relations.
Does Free Trade Give the Economic Shakes
Anojan examines the pros and cons of free trade
Critical Defence Materials: REEs and the EU
In the final part of the Critical Defence Materials series, Ben looks at EU handling of REEs
How the Internet was Won, and then lost again under TPP
As part of the NATO Association of Canada’s series of articles about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Ian Goertz explores how the landmark deal will affect Internet rights, including copyright, privacy and security.
Critical Defence Minerals: REEs
In the second part of a series analyzing REE’s and their defence implications, Ben looks at Chinese REE protectionism
Critical Defence Minerals: Rare Earths
Consumer demand for certain technologies such as cellular phones and computers has expanded dramatically, and the supply of specialty minerals required for their manufacture has become a centralized enterprise. These same specialty minerals are also required for defence technologies, which has resulted in the creation of a near-monopoly for most of the minerals required to Read More…
The AIIB and Beijing’s Vision for a Sinocentric World Order
John Pollock examines the role of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in China’s world view as the financial weight of Beijing is increasingly felt by US allies and opponents alike.
Stavanger 2015—Looking ahead to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (Pt. 3)
In Part 3 of this ongoing series, Ian examines a draft by the Science and Technology Committee concerning emerging challenges and opportunities in the Arctic; an important issue at the upcoming Assembly in Stavanger, Norway.