In December, 2022, the Canadian Minister of National Defence, Anita Anand, presented a report to the Canadian parliament that related the progress of the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) efforts at reform in the face of widespread reports of sexual assault in its ranks. The last three years have seen the resignation of many high-level Canadian defence officials, Read More…
NATO’s Unsteady Southern Flank
Talks between two of NATO’s southernmost members don’t seem to be making progress, as Turkey and Greece seem as far apart as ever. Elliott Simpson examines the latest flare up between these unlikely allies, and its effect on the strength of NATO’s southern flank.
The Future of Transatlantic Cooperation: A Ukrainian Perspective
A conversation with Ukraine’s Ambassador to Canada, H.E. Andriy Shevchenko.
Special Report: The Id, Individuality, and the Genesis of National Foreign Policy
Research analyst Anvesh Jain reflects on how the upbringing and identity of our leaders can shape the intimate contours of their foreign policy – the assumptions they make, the dogmas they hold, and the ingrained mental maps with which they approach the world and its variable challenges.
Does Taking Down Statues Mean Erasing History?
As anti-racist and anti-colonialist movements are spreading around the world, instances of statues’ removals have risen. Monuments depicting racist or colonial figures that have stood for decades, and sometimes centuries, are now being taken down or vandalized by protestors. In response to these actions, some have argued that toppling statues and monuments is about erasing Read More…
NATO, Capacity Building, and Efforts to Develop Servicewomen in Jordan
Military culture across the world has gone through significant shifts. The male-dominated institution has made important strives in the last 20 years with regards to gender equality. In Canada, women have been participating in Canada’s military history for the last 100 years, but it was not until the year 2000 that all restrictions were lifted, Read More…
Is Canada Catching on to the Anti-Immigration Party Movement from Europe?
Anti-immigration parties are becoming more prominent in Europe. Will Canada follow suit?
Information Warfare: A Security Threat and a Tool To Advance Political Interests
Today, war doesn’t just mean soldiers and battlefields. As society becomes more dependent on technology, many have found a way to take advantage of the massive collection of information online. What risk does this put us at?
Adaptable Gendered Advocacy : Balancing Rights and Culture
Can we advance women’s rights while respecting culture and customs? In this article about gendered advocacy, Stephanie Oldfield discusses the disconnections between cultural norms and perceptions impeded on women’s bodies.
Approaching Racism Through Music
After the 2017 Grammys, the musical institution has been deemed uninterested in progressing race relations after Album of the Year went to another white artist. Yet musicians are using their musical platforms to address fragile race relations in the United States, and give voice to those who cannot speak.