Canada has recently published its long-awaited Indo-Pacific Strategy (IPS), which provides a comprehensive roadmap for managing opportunities and mitigating threats in the region. There are plenty of each: the opportunities to increase trade, bilateral foreign direct investment (FDI), and “person-to-person” connectivity (i.e., educational exchanges or cultural programs) are extensive across the theatre. Similarly, however, the Read More…
‘Global Britain’ in Practice
HMS Queen Elizabeth’s maiden voyage to the South China Sea is indicative of the UK’s new global posture. But is it spreading itself too thin? Elliott Simpson presents the pros and cons of the UK’s recent tilt to Asia, and to a modern military.
Deutschland’s Dissonance: Nordstream, Nazism and NATO’s Peril
Despite NATO’s objections, as Germany persists in cooperation with Russia, Arjun Singh deconstructs the German strategic calculus on Nord Stream 2 and impact of Holocaust history.
Two Cents for Defence
As NATO nations battle over “burden sharing,” Arjun Singh explores the ‘2%’ spending rule and Donald Trump’s record on ensuring allies meet it.
The Program Editors Weigh in on “Regions in Review”: The Eastern Mediterranean
On the Editor’s Forum, program editors at NAOC continue their case-by-case examination of different areas of the globe and identify their respective security contingencies. In this instalment, the Eastern Mediterranean is the region being reviewed.
Canada and Iceland: NATO Allies with a Long History Together
As Canada and Iceland partook in NATO military exercises together, their military relationship goes back almost 80 years.
NAOC Interview with General Denis Mercier, SACT NATO
NATO Association of Canada interview with French Air Force General Denis Mercier
Special Report on Defence Policy Pt 1/5: Initial Findings
Canada’s recent Defence Policy presents a 20-year vision for the CAF. Is this policy realistic? This report summarizes Touraj Riazi’s and Ian Pelekis’ initial findings, in the first part of this series.
Top Royal Canadian Navy Procurement Projects: What You Need to Know
In part one of a three part series, Alexander Sawicki explains all of the major Canadian Forces procurement projects currently underway, starting with the Royal Canadian Navy.
The Kaikoura Earthquake and the Future of Canada’s Navy
Paul Pryce explains how a recent devastating earthquake in New Zealand offered a glimpse at the future role of the Royal Canadian Navy.