Energy Security is No Longer a Luxury: Canadian and European Perspectives This event was live broadcast on our YouTube channel, and a recording can be viewed here. This webinar addressed the new geo-economics of energy production and consumption with special attention to Canada, Europe and their roles in global energy markets. The panelists considered the Read More…
The Far-Right Supporting NATO? Giorgia Meloni and Italy’s New Government
Will the newly elected Giorgi Meloni maintain ties with NATO? Barış Atakan Kafadar examines the implications of the new Italian far-right government on NATO-Italy relations.
Rising Right-wing Extremism at Home and Abroad: A Global Perspective to Canada’s Freedom Convoy Protest
In this article, Jordan McEwen highlights the growth of right-wing extremist violence by looking at the Freedom Convoy Protest earlier this year.
European and Russian Defence Procurement: Not All Spending Is Made Equal
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created an existential crisis for European security and demanded greater European strategic responsibility. Currently, European NATO members and the EU are on a mission to decouple from energy dependence on Russia. They are also committed to recapitalizing their armed forces. How these multi-billion-dollar investments are spent will be critical to Read More…
Special Report: NATO’s Forgotten Western Flank
In this special report, Research Analyst Andrew Erskine poses the case for why NATO needs to acknowledge its western flank as a legitimate geo-security periphery. Demonstrating the periphery’s history, geo-security gravity, and opportunity to amplify intra-alliance unity and cohesion, Andrew presents a timely insight for why the time is ripe for including a new geopolitical flank to NATO’s security and defence mandate.
Europe Looks for More Caspian-Region Energy
The EU’s Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson will personally attend the annual interministerial meeting of the Advisory Council on the Southern Gas Corridor in Baku on February 4. She announced this, following a meeting of EU energy ministers in Amiens (France), where they discussed market uncertainties due to Russia’s decrease of flows to Europe and its Read More…
Special Report: Anticipating China’s reaction to NATO’s extra-regional tilt towards the Indo-Pacific
In this special report, Junior Research Fellow Andrew Erskine anticipates the strategic response China will initiate to match NATO’s growing tilt towards the Indo-Pacific as an extra-regional alliance
Eureka in Europe? The response by G7 and NATO countries to threats new and old
Following the productive 2021 G7 and NATO Summits, Eric Jackson explores two overlapping security issues addressed by the nations and identifies areas for future improvement.
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.
Two Cents for Defence
As NATO nations battle over “burden sharing,” Arjun Singh explores the ‘2%’ spending rule and Donald Trump’s record on ensuring allies meet it.