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…
Tag: Canadian foreign policy
Language Lessons: Fate of Afghan Interpreters Exposes Gaps in Canadian Armed Forces Training and Recruitment
During operations in Afghanistan, mustering enough qualified linguists proved a constant challenge for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). These difficulties point to larger problems with how the CAF—and Canada—approach strategic languages.
The Maple Leaf and the Trident: Canadian Capacity Building in Ukraine
On June 29, 2021 the NATO Association of Canada hosted a panel discussion with Lieutenant-Colonel Melanie Lake, Task force Commander of Operation UNIFIER and Mr. Rouslan Kats, Counsellor for Political and Public Affairs at the Embassy of Canada in Ukraine. Our esteemed guests discussed the ways in which their work helps to build capacity in Read More…
Defending Canada and Canadian Values: An Analysis of Military Expenditures in Budget 2021
What are the takeaways for Canada’s security in Budget 2021? In this article, Eric Jackson explores the implications of the new federal budget on military spending and Canadian operations abroad.
Dragon Slayer: The Partial Foreign Policy of Erin O’Toole’s Conservative Party
Upon Erin O’Toole’s election to lead Canada’s Conservatives, Arjun Singh examines the party’s foreign policy platform.
Part 2: A Case for a Realist Foreign Policy
In the final part of a two-part series, research analyst Mark Jarrat and program editor Alexis Amini discuss the shape a realist Canadian foreign policy would take.
The Ottawa Process: Two Decades Later
Twenty years after the Ottawa Process, Ida Mannisto explores the precedent that the treaty established for international accords banning weapons.
What Stéphane Dion’s “Responsible” Foreign Policy Really Means
Stéphane Dion is promising to take Canadian foreign policy in a new direction – one that’s both “moral” and “responsible.” Matt Korda argues, however, it’s all but apathetic toward human rights.
The Dollars and Sense of ‘Canada Is Back’
Rejeanne Lacroix examines how NATO is perceived in the international community and how greater payments and commitments must be made toward the Alliance. Lacroix specifically examins the 2% GDP spending and its implications.
PARIS: The Night the World Didn’t Sleep
An update on the Paris attacks and its implication on global security.