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.
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, NATO has become a valuable partner in upholding the rules-based international order.
A three-part article analyses Canada’s diplomatic, economic and military policies to address the challenges and opportunities for the Asia-Pacific region.
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.