Eric Jackson NATO and Canada NATO Operations

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.

Women in Security

Adapting Military Equipment to Account for Gender Differences

It was not until January 1stof 2016 that women were allowed to apply for combat positions in the United States military. According to Veterans Advocate Jennifer Silva, “This shift opened the opportunity for women to fill 220,000 military combat positions.” The original U.S. military draft was male-only, thus openly excluding women from military service since Read More…

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Testing NATO’s limits: Actionable Policy vs. Deterrence and Soft Power

Is NATO doing enough? In this comprehensive piece, analyst and program editor Taylor Allen critically analyzes bilateral relations between NATO and Russia amidst growing tensions over the past decade.

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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.

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Should Canada and NATO allies build stronger ties with strategic partners in South Asia? Part II

NATO and India have the potential to establish a mutual beneficial military-diplomatic relationship creating security within Asia. A two part article explores the possibilities of an Indo-NATO partnership.

Aidan Simardone NATO and Canada NATO Operations

Conflict in the Caucasus, Part 1: Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Regional Security

This article is part one of a two-part series on the tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Aidan Simardone examines regional actors involved in the conflict and the potential effects a war would have for the security of the region.