In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Canada has rolled out a slew of measures to defend NATO’s eastern flank. This article summarizes and critically analyzes these recent trends in Canadian defence and foreign policy.
There is an ongoing debate whether there is a linkage between the importance of transatlantic values and the level of effective commitment that might contribute to the enduring success of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). In my strongest opinion, there is a precondition to how our alliance can achieve success in the future. And Read More…
The NATO Association of Canada’s editors share their thoughts this week on what NATO’s expansion (or lack thereof) could look like based on today’s international relations. Olivia Cretella Strategic partnership is a concept that allows for two or more countries to improve or enhance relations in order to maximize their abilities to achieve positive international Read More…
A conversation with Ukraine’s Ambassador to Canada, H.E. Andriy Shevchenko.
Despite Russia knocking at the door, Georgia is seeking to deepen its ties with the West and join NATO. However, to understand the present, and attempt to predict the future of Georgia’s relationship with the alliance, Elliott Simpson examines the events of 2008 and their aftermath.
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.
The fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 led to the disappearance of NATO’s core purpose. Originally conceived as a collective security tool steered towards the containment of communism, the Alliance had to reassess its mission after the end of the Cold War, leading to a functional and geographical enlargement outside of its traditional boundaries. Since Read More…
Aidan Simardone explores how Montenegro’s accession to NATO has the potential to increase political, economic, and security-related cooperation with Balkan states.
Rejeanne Lacroix examines Belarus’ position in international affairs.
Demyan Plakhov examines NATO’s invitation to Montenegro as its 29th member.