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.
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.
The Vote to Separate: Why States Should Allow Referendums on Independence, Even When Under No Legal Obligation
States are under no legal obligation to allow independence referendums, but should still allow them, writes Aidan Simardone.
Where do LGBT Perspectives Fit within the NATO Narrative?
To honour LGBT month, the turbulent experiences of identifying service men and women are acknowledged, while the paranoia surrounding their service are debunked. The accession of prospective nations into the Alliance raises the question of whether the LGBT inclusion status of a nation is a factor worth considering for membership. And if it should be, can religious affiliation influence the security and defence commitments of NATO members?
A Partner on the Adriatic: Why Montenegro’s Accession Matters for the Balkans
Aidan Simardone explores how Montenegro’s accession to NATO has the potential to increase political, economic, and security-related cooperation with Balkan states.
The Montenegro Question: Tense Russian Relations and a Failed Coup Examined
Understanding the significance of the attempted coup in Montenegro, and what this means for fragile relations with Russia. Isabel Zucchero and Michele Di Leo discuss
The Highlights of NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Tirana- Defense, Stability & Cooperation
With The Warsaw Summit right around the corner, Lira Loloci gives us the highlights of NATO Parliamentary Assembly held in Tirana from 27-30 May. With defense, stability and cooperation high on the agenda of policy-makers, the member countries are expected to comply and help the Alliance address its 21st century challenges.
Montenegro Joins NATO
Demyan Plakhov examines NATO’s invitation to Montenegro as its 29th member.
Canada’s NATO Podcasts: Interview with Tim Judah
Listen as Tim Judah from The Economist discusses his experience reporting from Ukraine.
Should NATO Continue its Expansion?
What do Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Georgia, and Macedonia have in common? All are – for better or for worse – pursuing NATO membership. Our new program editors and research analysts weigh in on whether the Alliance should continue to enlarge.