Indo-Pacific and NATO

The Luring of the Indo-Pacific: Can NATO formulate a collective regional strategy for its members?

In this article, Junior Research Fellow Andrew Erskine explores the unilateral Indo-Pacific strategy of four major powers in NATO and how they pose a challenge for NATO in developing a collective strategy for the region.

Security, Trade and the Economy Wu Xiao

Belt and Road Initiative: Understanding China’s Foreign Policy Strategy

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been a contentious topic in international affairs since it was announced by President Xi Jinping in 2013. The mega-project aiming to connect Central Asia, Europe, and Africa via economic trade routes has received mixed responses from the international community for its lofty goals. Despite criticism about the plan’s Read More…

Ananda Narasimhan Canadian Armed Forces Expanding Community

Should Canada and NATO allies build stronger ties with strategic partners in South Asia? Part II

NATO and India have the potential to establish a mutual beneficial military-diplomatic relationship creating security within Asia. A two part article explores the possibilities of an Indo-NATO partnership.

Benson Cheung Global Horizons

How to DIY a Free (or Cheaper) “Degree” in IR, Part 2: Regional Concentrations

Part 1 of this series outlined the MOOC IR “degree” project and introduced courses about the basics of IR. This part builds on the foundational courses to suggest possible regional concentrations.   Middle East   No doubt the Middle East, in the throes of unrest and endless conflict, is one of the most important regions Read More…

Mégane Visette Uncategorized Women in Security

Haunting Memories of War: Comfort Women, militarized sexuality, and reconciliation

What is the significance of ‘comfort women’ in transpacific relations and military culture? Mégane Visette investigates the link between haunting memories of imperial sexual slavery and the development of military prostitution in East Asia.