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.
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.
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.
Rejecting popular theories, Arjun Singh refutes the existence of a ‘military-industrial complex’ in the United States.
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.
Samer Khurshid examines that can being a friend of the environment be consistent with ramping NATO defence expenditure up to 2% of GDP.
Mainstream media fixates on the 2% of GDP benchmark for defence spending among NATO allies when it comes to determining their commitment and contribution to the alliance as a whole. Willow Hillman discussed why focusing on this specific measure distracts allies from pursuing capability-based measures of alliance contributions.
What do Canadian’s really know about Canada’s military? Procurement? The government’s defence budget? Through logistical analysis from two different institutes, this article by Taylor Allen seeks to find out.
Following the unveiling of the Defence Policy Review, the NAOC is pleased to present some highlights of the new document.
Senior Research Fellow Eric Morse weighs in on today’s NATO meeting.