This week, we challenged the NATO Association of Canada’s Editors for their take on a thorny and challenging topic, namely: Are sanctions an effective means of curbing illegal behaviour by ‘rogue state’? Ditch the Logic Arjun Singh At its root, the question is empirical. Sanctions are effective only if, in cases where used, a desired Read More…
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
Despite NATO’s objections, as Germany persists in cooperation with Russia, Arjun Singh deconstructs the German strategic calculus on Nord Stream 2 and impact of Holocaust history.
Why is Belarus having the most-enduring demonstration for democracy in its recent history? Maria Zelenova examines the protest, and what forces keep the momentum going.
Defence ministers of the CIS (Community of Independent States) recently agreed to strengthen the Joint Air Defence System (JADS). The system ensures the protection of its member states’ airspace but also provides the Kremlin with leverage over its neighbours.
The Sukwali Gap is described as point of vulnerability that would risk isolating Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania from its NATO allies if seized by Russia. Recent exercises by NATO forces along this border underscore the need to expand defence operations beyond physical geography.
Rejeanne Lacroix investigates the implementation of the social parasite tax in Belarus and the subsequent nationwide protests. She reflects upon possible political strategies for the former Soviet country.
In addition to reinforcing Lithuania’s conventional defence, what are other effective ways of facing hybrid warfare threats? Léo-Paul Jacob explores
Rejeanne Lacroix examines Belarus’ position in international affairs.