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.
A Sour Grape? Perspectives on Ukraine and NATO Membership
A discussion with Ukrainian stateswoman Hanna Hopko on the prospects of Ukraine joining NATO, and its impact on Eastern Europe and Russia.
Today’s Reporter, Tomorrow’s Historian: The Story of Sgt Donnie McDonald and Operation REASSURANCE
Canadians are proud contributors to international peace and security. Eric Jackson tells the story of Sgt Donnie McDonald, an Imagery Technician deployed to Latvia for over seven months as part of Operation REASSURANCE.
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.
A Captive State in Democratic Clothing: A Discussion with Consul General Andrii Veselovskyi
In a four part series, the NATO Association of Canada discusses the advance of Russia and Ukraine’s bid to join NATO with Ukrainian Consul General Andrii Veselovskyi. The inaugural feature discusses the reality of Russian intervention in Central and Eastern Europe, and analyzes how western misconceptions and acquiesce have led to a negligent disregard of Read More…
Game of War: The Suwalki Gap, Deterrence, and Cybersecurity
The Sukwali Gap is described as point of vulnerability that would risk isolating Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania from its NATO allies if seized by Russia. Recent exercises by NATO forces along this border underscore the need to expand defence operations beyond physical geography.
What is NAOC’s Economy Forum and Why is it Important?
The NATO Association of Canada (NAOC) is hosting the 2017 NATO Economy Forum on Mining, Energy and Infrastructure this Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Taking place at the Ontario Investment and Trade Centre in Toronto, the event is meant to showcase Toronto’s hospitality and Canada’s willingness to invest in the outside world. The Economy Forum Read More…
The Driving Forces Behind the Rise of Populist Parties
In the past year, Europe has experienced a surge of support for right-wing populist parties. Mary Zelenova highlights the common themes in the platforms of these parties.
Exploring the Russia – NATO Military Escalation in Eastern Europe
Following the recent deployment of US troops in Poland, Léo-Paul provides an overview of the military escalation currently going on between NATO and Russia