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Are sanctions an effective means of curbing illegal behaviour by ‘rogue state’?

This week, we challenged the NATO Association of Canada’s Editors for their take on a thorny and challenging topic, namely: Are sanctions an effective means of curbing illegal behaviour by ‘rogue state’? Ditch the Logic Arjun Singh At its root, the question is empirical. Sanctions are effective only if, in cases where used, a desired Read More…

Arjun Singh Climate Change Eastern Europe and Russia Energy & Resources Germany Japan Russia Security, Trade and the Economy The United States of America Western Europe

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.

Changsung Lee Cyber Security and Emerging Threats

Can A Multilateral Security Organization, Modeled on NATO, Be Established in Northeast Asia?

NATO has always been a collective defence organization, aimed at repelling an external threat to Alliance members. However, ever since the Harmel Report of 1967, and certainly since the end of the Cold War, NATO’s purview has widened to include a much more prominent diplomatic role, related to a much broader understanding of what constitutes a security concern, without compromising its original mission. Changsung Lee considers whether this latter-day understanding of NATO’s purpose might serve as a template for a future multilateral security structure in Northeast Asia that could facilitate a rules-based order in that region, and perhaps help catalyze the reunification of the Korean Peninsula.

Changsung Lee Cyber Security and Emerging Threats

Evaluation of the Singapore Summit

It has been over two weeks since the Singapore summit ended. Overall, the assessment of the Singapore Summit is negative. In particular, the US media and experts who disbelieve North Korea suggest that it amounted to North Korea’s victory and America’s defeat. But is it true that the Singapore talks were really a failed meeting? Read More…

Cyber Security and Emerging Threats

Is Russia the Last Lifeline of North Korea?

With the ascendance of Vladimir Putin as president, Russia and North Korea have substantially resurrected their Soviet-era relationship, with both countries realizing the mutually beneficial economic and political potential. Russia, unlike the United States and the Soviet Union, does not have global ambitions such as export of an ideology but possesses a strong interest in Read More…

Asia-Pacific Diplomatic Relations North Korea Republic of Korea Security, Trade and the Economy Yun Sik (James) Hwang

The Asian Web: A New Perspective with the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Canada

In this series of podcast interviews, Yun Sik (James) Hwang interviews His Excellency Maeng-ho Shin, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Canada, about his personal experience as a diplomat, Canada-South Korea relations, and South Korea’s foreign policy on North Korea.

Asia-Pacific Diplomatic Relations Security, Trade and the Economy Yun Sik (James) Hwang

The Asian Web: A New Perspective with the Consul General of Japan in Toronto

In this series of podcast interviews, Yun Sik (James) Hwang interviews the Consul General of Japan in Toronto, Her Excellency Takako Ito about her personal experience as a diplomat, Japan-Canada relations, and Japan’s foreign policy in the Asia-Pacific region.

Daniel Park NATO and Canada NATO Operations

An Alarming Need for a New Approach to the North Korean Question

Looking back, the thought of a North Korean nuclear warhead being in reach of Guam, let alone the continental United States, was far-fetched and easily dismissible. But now, more than ever, Pyongyang’s threat of engulfing Washington, D.C. in a “sea of fire” is a legitimate prospect. The U.S. and her allies, having made no real Read More…