Asia-Pacific Indo-Pacific and NATO Olivia Cretella

NATO and the Philippines: The First Step Towards a Strategic Partnership

As tensions continue to rise in the Indo-Pacific, the President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has turned his attention to realigning with the United States and allies. This shift in policy from aligning the Philippines with Beijing in 2016- to a complete pivot to Washington- has now opened up possible opportunities for the US and Read More…

Europe NATO Field School Series

Shared Burdens: NATO-EU cooperation and the Struggle for Inter-Democratic Legitimacy

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.

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The NordStream 2 Pipeline and the Future of European Energy Security

This event will be live broadcast over Zoom on Thursday December 2, 2021 at 11AM ET. Please register on Eventbrite. Russia’s NordStream 2 gas pipeline to Germany remains very much in the news, especially as winter looms in Europe. What are the chances that the pipeline will overcome legal and regulatory hurdles to enter into Read More…

Eastern Europe and Russia NATO Field School Series

The Quandary of Corporate Combatants: Wagner Group and the Expansion of Russian Private Security Operations

Who is Wagner Group and what kind of danger do contractors like Wagner pose to global security? In this article, Jacob Laybolt explains the growing strategic importance of private military security companies (PMSCs) to Russian foreign policy, their risk to NATO’s eastern flank, and their relevance in international relations.

Juxhina Gjoni Women in Security

Examining the Setbacks in Women Leadership in the Context of the Albanian Armed Forces

Women in positions of leadership has been a subject of debate recently in the Albanian Armed Forces. However, a new political improvement was the commitment to the adoption of the UN resolution on Women Peace and Security, which served as the benchmark for the forthcoming Albanian National Action Plan (ANAP) Despite the ongoing progress made in ten years, the figures on paper differ from reality.

Defense Eastern Europe and Russia Europe NATO and Canada NATO Field School Series

Democracy Battles Back: Inside Canada’s Mission to the Baltics with Ambassador Kevin Rex

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.

Hailey Clarke Society, Culture, and Security

Governor General Mary Simon Brings New Representation to Indigenous Peoples’ Centuries-Old History with Canada’s Armed Forces

In accepting the role as Governor General, Simon brings new representation to Indigenous peoples’ extraordinary, yet often unacknowledged, centuries-old history of fighting for and defending Canada.

Lithuania Previous Events

The Future of North Atlantic Cooperation: A Lithuanian Perspective

We are excited to be hosting a virtual discussion with H.E. Darius Skusevičius, Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to Canada on October 27th at 2 PM ET! Watch the event here. The discussion will focus on Canada-Lithuania relations, security interests, transatlantic relations and the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. It will also touch Read More…