Imraan Bashir is Partner and National Public Sector Cyber Lead at KPMG in Canada. Prior to joining KPMG, Imraan directed the policy, strategy, implementation, and oversight of Government of Canada enterprise-wide cyber initiatives, including leadership of key programs such as cloud security and digital identity. Imraan was named one of the world’s top 100 most Read More…
Canada’s Relationship with the United States: A National Security Perspective
This article looks at Canada’s proactive measures in the aftermath of 9/11, such as increased national security spending, efforts to protect critical infrastructure, and collaboration with the US, while also addressing the strain on US-Canada relations during the Trump administration
Battling Canadian Food Insecurity with Fermentation
In this article, Mia Kruger highlights new technology that battles food insecurity and provides a look into the impact this could have on Canadian society.
Assessing NATO’s Interventions in Afghanistan and Libya
This article examines NATO’s involvement in Afghanistan and Libya, assessing the motives and effectiveness of these interventions. Criticisms include a lack of coordination with stakeholders and potential economic conflicts among participating NATO members. The interventions aimed to promote security and stability but faced challenges. Lessons learned highlight the need for nuanced and context-dependent approaches in peace-building operations. The long-term impact of these interventions and their effectiveness remain subjects of ongoing debate.
Canada, NATO, and Collaborative Partnerships for Global Security and Peace with Inter-Governmental Organizations (IGOs)
The collaboration of NATO with various intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) such as the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Arab League, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is examined in this article. It emphasizes Canada’s participation in these collaborations, such as election observation missions, security measures in Iraq, peace efforts in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, counternarcotics initiatives, and support for drug treatment facilities in Central Asia, highlighting the importance of NATO’s engagement with IGOs in advancing collective defence and promoting peace and security globally.
Canada, NATO, and Burden Sharing: An Editorial Introduction
Burden sharing and NATO’s two per cent pledge are contentious topics in Canada and across the alliance. In this essay, Christopher Maternowski introduces a series of essays on the subject from Anessa Kimball, Elliot Hughes, and Benjamin Zyla.
The NATO Association of Canada Sponsors a Book Launch
On April 13, the NATO Association of Canada sponsored a book launch forDeploying Feminism: The Role of Gender in NATO Military Operations, the most recent book by Dr. Stéfanie von Hlatky, Associate Professor, Queen’s University, at the Royal Canadian Military Institute in Toronto. Dr. Madison Schramm, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, moderated the discussion. The Read More…
Why We Need to Study Impacts When Discussing NATO Burden Sharing
Measuring NATO burden sharing fairness is not an easy task. Benjamin Zyla argues that we need to move beyond focusing on input and output variables due to their methodological limitations, and instead focus on studying the impact that NATO member states have in contributing to NATO’s collective goods.
Contributions to Ukraine: Is Canada Punching Below its Weight?
We hear much in the media about Canada’s contributions to Ukraine. In this article, Scott Burns reviews these contributions and evaluates them in comparison to other allied nations.