Should Kosovo risk political and economic instability for NATO membership? Barış Atakan Kafadar examines the militarization of the Kosovo Security Forces and how they strengthen Kosovo’s NATO desire.
Tag: NATO expansion
Ukraine, Russia, and NATO’s Eastern Flank: A Canadian Defence and Foreign Policy Perspective
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.
The Role of the Transatlantic Bond and Democratic values as a Prerequisite for the Relevance of NATO: Ukraine and the Pandora Box Dilemma
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…
What Should be the Maximum Extent of NATO Expansion?
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…
The Future of Transatlantic Cooperation: A Ukrainian Perspective
A conversation with Ukraine’s Ambassador to Canada, H.E. Andriy Shevchenko.
Tblisi and NATO – Past, Present and an Uncertain Future
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.
Stockholm’s Decision: Examining Sweden’s Future with NATO
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.
Should NATO Stop Expanding?
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…
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.
Belarus’ Balancing Act
Rejeanne Lacroix examines Belarus’ position in international affairs.