Abstract: NATO’s recent discussion of arms control brings to light Canada’s role in the issue. Last year, NATO and the UN took part in the Eighth Biennial Meeting of State Parties to discuss how to combat the illicit sale of arms. During the meeting, the Deputy Director of Arms Control Directorate at the Political Affairs and Security Read More…
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.
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.
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…
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.
Upon Erin O’Toole’s election to lead Canada’s Conservatives, Arjun Singh examines the party’s foreign policy platform.
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.
Twenty years after the Ottawa Process, Ida Mannisto explores the precedent that the treaty established for international accords banning weapons.
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.
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.