I had the privilege to interview Professor Aaron Ettinger of Carleton University about Canada’s role in NATO and how Canadian foreign policy shapes the nation’s commitment with the organization. Overall, I asked, is Canada really making a difference? Professor Ettinger specializes in International Relations and US foreign policy. His research focuses on continuity and change Read More…
Tag: defence policy
‘Global Britain’ in Practice
HMS Queen Elizabeth’s maiden voyage to the South China Sea is indicative of the UK’s new global posture. But is it spreading itself too thin? Elliott Simpson presents the pros and cons of the UK’s recent tilt to Asia, and to a modern military.
Prepping for 2030: The Young Leaders’ Perspective on NATO’s Future
Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is set to outline the NATO 2030 initiative to the 30 NATO member countries next week. In prep, Eric Jackson highlights the NATO 2030 Young Leaders’ recommendations on how to strengthen the Alliance.
Political Accounting: Rethinking NATO’s ‘2 percent’ Rule
Is the ‘2 percent’ rule an effective way to measure a member State’s commitment to NATO? Eric Jackson explores how political manipulation in current defence spending misrepresents a nation’s military readiness and suggests a broader definition for security expenditures.
Gender Perspectives on Disarmament
Increasingly volatile nuclear proliferation threats across the international spectrum present an obstacle to creating a harmonious world order. Two main factors needed to mitigate nuclear proliferation are action and policy-making. A recent example of action towards nuclear disarmament includes the global women’s Peace Movement spread across Europe, the US, Canada and Australia, comprised of women’s Read More…
Interview with Gen. Ray Henault: Canada’s Defence Policy in Review
Touraj Riazi’s interview on Canada’s Defence Policy with Gen (Ret’d) Henault, a member of the Minister’s Advisory Panel for Canada’s 2017 Defence Policy Review.
Special Report on Defence Policy Pt 5/5: Examining the CA
Does Canada’s Defence Policy provide the Army with a force size and equipment required to confront challenges facing Canadian?
Securitizing US Foreign Policy: The Rise of Militarism in American Diplomacy
Although securitization has provided the US military a broader role and influence, Jayson Derow analyzes the resulting imbalance of resources and authority in US foreign policy management.
Special Report on Defence Policy Pt 3/5: Examining the RCAF
Does Canada’s recent Defence Policy really provide a transparent and fully funded plan for the RCAF?
Special Report on Defence Policy Pt 2/5: Examining Cash vs Accrual
In Part 2 of the Special Report on the Defence Policy Touraj Riazi and Ian Pelekis discuss the implications of Cash vs Accrual basis of accounting.