In this article, Senior Research Fellow Dr. Robert M. Cutler covers NATO’s July 5th Military Committee meeting, its select partners, and its challenges. Specific attention is paid to the strengthened energy-security relations between NATO and Azerbaijan.
Introduction NATO and the African Union (AU) have had a cooperative relationship since 2005. The collaboration began with logistical and airlift support for the African Union Mission in Sudan and has since grown to include training assistance, structural assistance, and liaison and coordination activities in other African countries. However, the humanitarian consequences of such operations, Read More…
This article presents a critical evaluation of Michael Ignatieff’s essay titled “Is Military Intervention Over Kosovo Justified?”, which features a written debate with Robert Skidelsky on NATO’s military involvement in the Kosovo War of 1998 through an exchange of letters. Ignatieff supports NATO’s intervention in Kosovo, while Skidelsky does not.
Music embodies the best of cultures around the world. Like many aspects of human life, music has been closely linked to the culture of military. From martial music to anti-war protest songs, music has long impacted public perceptions of war. But it also has a deeper connection to this area: its role as a weapon. In this article, Arash Toupchinejad explores the bizarre history of the weaponization of music in a military capacity.
How will the Canadian Armed Forces restore its image? In this article, Jack Burnham considers how the recent sexual misconduct scandals, the war in Afghanistan, and the threat of information warfare shape the public’s perception of the military.
Canadians are proud contributors to international peace and security. Eric Jackson tells the story of Sgt Donnie McDonald, an Imagery Technician deployed to Latvia for over seven months as part of Operation REASSURANCE.
The latest appearance of right-wing extremism in Western militaries threatens norms governing the civil-military relationship in France. Elliott Simpson explores the severity of these events and the dangers of inaction.
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.
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…
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.