June 30th, 1977, Bangkok, Thailand. After 23 years of operations the South-East Asian Treaty Organization, or SEATO, was formally dissolved, having been dogged with criticism throughout the nearly two decades since its founding. What was this NATO counterpart in the Indo-Pacific, why did it fail, and could it be revived today? The basics: Read More…
Special Report: Canada and Neo-Middle Power Diplomacy in the Indo-Pacific
In this article, Research Analyst Emilio Angeles examines the Canada-ASEAN free-trade negotiations and explains how it represents the continuation of neo-middle power diplomacy in the Indo-Pacific.
Special Report: NATO’s Indo-Pacific Strategy Needs Japan
In this special report, Junior Research Fellow Andrew Erskine explores how NATO-Japanese relations are key for upholding a rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific. In particular, Andrew identifies how Japan, back with NATO’s diplomatic experience, can bring together Indo-Pacific nations that do not desire a bipolar order dominated by Sino-US great power competition.
Article V & the Indo-Pacific: Will NATO’s collective defence pact function in an out-of-area region?
In this article, Junior Research Fellow Andrew Erskine examines NATO’s collective defence pact against the backdrop of the growing contest in the Indo-Pacific to determine if Article V could be invoked to defend NATO members in the region.
Last In, First Out: Two Decades in Afghanistan
Bagram Air Base – once the bastion of coalition forces in Afghanistan – is now empty of U.S. and NATO troops, bringing an effective end to their presence in the country. Elliott Simpson reflects on what should be acknowledged, and hopefully learned from their efforts over the past 20 years.
A Post-COVID Recovery and the Implications on Peace
Each year, the Institute for Economics & Peace publishes their Global Peace Index report outlining the state of peace in the world. Join us on June 25th from 1-2PM for a conversation on this topic between Micheal Collins, Executive Director, Americas for the Institute for Economics & Peace, and Kevin Vuong, Vice-President of the NATO Read More…
Should Facebook and Google pay for news?
The NATO Association of Canada’s editors share their thoughts on Australia’s new media code, and its dispute with Facebook and Google.
Oh QUAD, What Art Thou?: Key strategic lessons the QUAD can take from NATO’s longstanding history
When the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD)—Australia, India, Japan, and the United States—leaders convened virtually in early March, they discussed the threat of COVID-19, economic cooperation, and the ongoing climate crisis. Despite these real and significant challenges, the QUAD, and its members, are more concerned with the belligerent rise of China in the Indo-Pacific. It is Read More…
The Asia-Pacific Mulls Over 5G National Security Concerns
In this article, Bryan Roh analyzes how countries in the Asia-Pacific have approached Huawei’s role in building next-generation wireless networks.
The Quad and the Blue Dot Network: Opportunities for Expansion and Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific
In this article, Research Analyst Emilio Angeles surveys opportunities for developing the Quad’s Blue Dot Network in the Indo-Pacific.