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.
A recent boost in Swedish military spending, growing support by Swedish voters and government to join NATO, and heightened tensions with Russia all point to one question: Will Stockholm join the alliance? In this article, Elliott Simpson presents the case of Sweden and its relationship with NATO.
Upon Erin O’Toole’s election to lead Canada’s Conservatives, Arjun Singh examines the party’s foreign policy platform.
Acts of injustice and violence are robbing children of their childhood throughout Afghanistan. In 2017, there were 3,179 reported cases of children killed and maimed due to conflict-related violence. This rate is on the rise, with the war in Afghanistan killing a record number of civilians in 2018. A number of the children killed in the violence include Read More…
Willow Hillman discusses problems with the Canadian Defence Procurement process and how bipartisan agreement on small features of the process at the outset could represent the first step on a journey of a thousand miles.
Mainstream media fixates on the 2% of GDP benchmark for defence spending among NATO allies when it comes to determining their commitment and contribution to the alliance as a whole. Willow Hillman discussed why focusing on this specific measure distracts allies from pursuing capability-based measures of alliance contributions.
How can the Alliance limit Russia’s A2/AD strategy in the Baltic Sea? Léo-Paul Jacob provides an overview, focusing on the importance of the Gotland and Åland Islands.
Aidan Simardone explores how Montenegro’s accession to NATO has the potential to increase political, economic, and security-related cooperation with Balkan states.
Aakash Budhera, the winner of the Grade 11 & 12 category of NAOC’s 2016 high school essay competition, discusses Russian aggression in Europe and possible avenues of NATO action
Following an alleged Ukrainian terrorist plot in Crimea, Russia has increased its footprint on the peninsula. Neil Siviter investigates what the new Crimean fortifications entail, and how Russia’s Crimean investment has affected the Black Sea region.