Hailey Clarke Society, Culture, and Security

Governor General Mary Simon Brings New Representation to Indigenous Peoples’ Centuries-Old History with Canada’s Armed Forces

In accepting the role as Governor General, Simon brings new representation to Indigenous peoples’ extraordinary, yet often unacknowledged, centuries-old history of fighting for and defending Canada.

Hailey Clarke Society, Culture, and Security

A Brief History of LGBTQI2S+ Rights in Canada

In celebration and remembrance of this past pride month, this infographic timelines key historical events in, and rights gained by, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Two-Spirit (LGBTQI2S+) community in Canada and its implications for NATO. In recent decades, significant progress has been made to ensure that the LGBTQI2S+ community has the same democratic rights to equal opportunity, such as the right to serve in the military and the legalization of gay marriage. While tremendous strides have been made, there is more work to be done to eliminate injustices and discrimination towards LGBTQI2S+ community in Canada and around the world.

Indo-Pacific and NATO

Special Report: NATO’s Indo-Pacific Strategy Needs Japan

In this special report, Junior Research Fellow Andrew Erskine explores how NATO-Japanese relations are key for upholding a rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific. In particular, Andrew identifies how Japan, back with NATO’s diplomatic experience, can bring together Indo-Pacific nations that do not desire a bipolar order dominated by Sino-US great power competition.

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Special Report: What Is to Be Done?

In this special report, NAOC Senior Editor Justin Dell argues that the Allied withdrawal from Afghanistan does not just constitute another military defeat for the West, but portends an existential crisis for Western civilization. If the leaders of the states that comprise NATO want to preserve the global order they inherited after 1945, and again after 1991, they need to get serious about their self-narrative in the 21st century.

Indo-Pacific and NATO

Article V & the Indo-Pacific: Will NATO’s collective defence pact function in an out-of-area region?

In this article, Junior Research Fellow Andrew Erskine examines NATO’s collective defence pact against the backdrop of the growing contest in the Indo-Pacific to determine if Article V could be invoked to defend NATO members in the region.

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NATO’s Viceroy: The Commander-in-Chief’s Interview with David Lloyd Johnston

A bilingual discussion on the Constitution, national security and foreign policy with The Rt. Hon. David Johnston, the 28th Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief in and over Canada.

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Last In, First Out: Two Decades in Afghanistan

Bagram Air Base – once the bastion of coalition forces in Afghanistan – is now empty of U.S. and NATO troops, bringing an effective end to their presence in the country. Elliott Simpson reflects on what should be acknowledged, and hopefully learned from their efforts over the past 20 years.

Indo-Pacific and NATO

The Indo-Pacific Takeaway: How can NATO build up its resiliency to China and a contentious global order

In this article, Junior Research Fellow Andrew Erskine identifies how a contentious Indo-Pacific can strategically maneuver NATO to preserve transatlantic prosperity by renewing its resiliency to Chinese cyber and economic coercion.

Hailey Clarke Society, Culture, and Security

Book Review: The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac

In this article, Hailey Clarke reviews The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac (2020), the key architects of the UN-sponsored Paris Climate Agreement in 2015.