10. Upcoming Events

Jean Chrétien Offers Up Wit and Wisdom at the NATO Association Gala.

Jean Chrétien, Canada’s twentieth prime minister, had his audience in an effervescent mood on March 15th at the Globe and Mail Centre. As the guest of honour at an event organized by the NATO Association of Canada to recognize Mr. Chrétien’s legacy in Canadian foreign affairs and his contributions to the evolution of NATO, he Read More…

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…

NATO and Canada

Ukraine, Russia, and NATO’s Eastern Flank: A Canadian Defence and Foreign Policy Perspective

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Canada has rolled out a slew of measures to defend NATO’s eastern flank. This article summarizes and critically analyzes these recent trends in Canadian defence and foreign policy.

Security, Trade and the Economy

European and Russian Defence Procurement: Not All Spending Is Made Equal

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created an existential crisis for European security and demanded greater European strategic responsibility. Currently, European NATO members and the EU are on a mission to decouple from energy dependence on Russia. They are also committed to recapitalizing their armed forces. How these multi-billion-dollar investments are spent will be critical to Read More…

Expanding Community

The Role of the Transatlantic Bond and Democratic values as a Prerequisite for the Relevance of NATO: Ukraine and the Pandora Box Dilemma

There is an ongoing debate whether there is a linkage between the importance of transatlantic values and the level of effective commitment that might contribute to the enduring success of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). In my strongest opinion, there is a precondition to how our alliance can achieve success in the future. And Read More…

Previous Events

A Decade of Engagement: Jean Chrétien and NATO

Abstract: Significant international events—the breakup of Yugoslavia, NATO enlargement, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, to name a few—occurred during Jean Chrétien’s decade as prime minister. This retrospective examines Chrétien’s foreign policy with a specific emphasis on his government’s engagement with NATO. Tomorrow, the NATO Association of Canada (NAOC) will honour the contribution of Jean Chrétien, Read More…

Cyber Security and Emerging Threats

Canada’s Digital Divide and Security Risks

Digital Divide French philosopher Montesquieu noted that only democratic societies require the “whole power” of education, considering despotic regimes depend on propaganda instead of education. Many years later, in 2016, the CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission) dilatorily recognized internet access as a basic Canadian right, a catalyst for innovation, and a crucial element of Read More…

Canadian Armed Forces

Because of Climate Change, Contact Burns Could Pose a Greater Danger for the Canadian Armed Forces

Warmer days will leave surfaces hotter to the touch. The world’s heightened thermal conductivity could elevate the incidence of contact burns and impede the readiness of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Cyber Security and Emerging Threats

A Changing World Order

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has produced and accelerated significant geopolitical shifts that increase the chances of a future military conflict between NATO and non-NATO countries in an international system that was not suffering from a shortage of tensions. Events in Europe continue to unfold very quickly. So far, though, the international response to Russia’s war Read More…

10. Upcoming Events Security, Trade and the Economy

Join us March 15 in celebration of the Rt. Hon. Jean Chrétien

The NATO Association of Canada is proud to host a reception of honour with the Rt. Hon. Jean Chrétien. The event will consist of a reception, the award celebration and a moderated discussion followed by a post reception with food stations. Mr. Chrétien’s government was a strong supporter of NATO enlargement, NATO’s role in assisting Read More…