Canadians may know Canada is a part of NORAD; but why are we involved? The NATO Association’s own Scott Burns spoke with Major-General Ian Patrick, former Director of NORAD Combat Operations from 1989-1992 in order to find out
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.
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.
Energy Security is No Longer a Luxury: Canadian and European Perspectives
Energy Security is No Longer a Luxury: Canadian and European Perspectives This event was live broadcast on our YouTube channel, and a recording can be viewed here. This webinar addressed the new geo-economics of energy production and consumption with special attention to Canada, Europe and their roles in global energy markets. The panelists considered the Read More…
NATO on the Iranian Protests and its Struggle Against a Double-Edged Nuclear Deal
With Iran’s nuclear program on the rise and the Iranian people fighting for their rights to be observed and protected, Dania El-Ayoubi discusses NATO members’ responses and the possible revival of the JCPOA.
DIANA: Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic
The war in Ukraine has shown that superior technology, especially in the areas of surveillance and communication, can help a David stand up to a Goliath. Looking forward, Canada and its NATO allies have embarked on a new initiative named DIANA that aims to help them maintain their technological cutting edge. In this article Scott Burns explains this new defence innovation project along with Canada’s exciting role.
What Could the Chinese Surveillance Balloon Mean for Canadian Security?
Mia Kruger rehashes February’s #BalloonIncident, and provides us with a closer look at Canadian airspace security.
ChatGPT – Are there Security Concerns?
ChatGPT has taken the world by storm. But are there security concerns? And if so, what can be done to address them? In this article Scott Burns provides an explanation of ChatGPT and discusses these issues.
Canada’s National Economic Security Lens: Is it aimed at China?
Canada has introduced a new “National Economic Security Lens” for foreign investment, beginning with its critical minerals sector. Scott Burns argues that this new policy is aimed at China, with the goals of “friend-shoring” and protecting the supply chain for these minerals for Canada’s future green investments.