Upcoming Events

The Future of Indo-Pacific Cooperation: A Korean Perspective

We are excited to be hosting a virtual discussion with H.E. Chang Keung Ryong, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Canada on August 19th at 10 AM ET! Register on Eventbrite here. The discussion will focus on Canada-Korea relations, security interests, transpacific relations and the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. It will also Read More…

Upcoming Events

The Future of Indo-Pacific Cooperation: An Indian Perspective

We are excited to be hosting a virtual discussion with H.E. Ajay Bisaria, High Commissioner of India to Canada, on August 11th at 2 PM ET! Register on Eventbrite here. The discussion will focus on Canada-India relations, security interests, transpacific relations and the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. It will also touch upon many Read More…

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Last In, First Out: Two Decades in Afghanistan

Bagram Air Base – once the bastion of coalition forces in Afghanistan – is now empty of U.S. and NATO troops, bringing an effective end to their presence in the country. Elliott Simpson reflects on what should be acknowledged, and hopefully learned from their efforts over the past 20 years.

Indo-Pacific and NATO

Special Report: Anticipating China’s reaction to NATO’s extra-regional tilt towards the Indo-Pacific

In this special report, Junior Research Fellow Andrew Erskine anticipates the strategic response China will initiate to match NATO’s growing tilt towards the Indo-Pacific as an extra-regional alliance

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Tblisi and NATO – Past, Present and an Uncertain Future

Despite Russia knocking at the door, Georgia is seeking to deepen its ties with the West and join NATO. However, to understand the present, and attempt to predict the future of Georgia’s relationship with the alliance, Elliott Simpson examines the events of 2008 and their aftermath.

Previous Events

The Future of North Atlantic Cooperation: A Spanish Perspective

We were honoured to host a virtual discussion with H.E. Enrique Ruiz Molero, Ambassador of Spain to Canada on May 25th at 10 AM ET! The event was hosted by Dr. Tina Park, Vice-President of the NATO Association of Canada. View the conversation on our YouTube channel here. The discussion focused on Canada-Spain relations, security Read More…

Indo-Pacific and NATO

Oh QUAD, What Art Thou?: Key strategic lessons the QUAD can take from NATO’s longstanding history

When the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD)—Australia, India, Japan, and the United States—leaders convened virtually in early March, they discussed the threat of COVID-19, economic cooperation, and the ongoing climate crisis. Despite these real and significant challenges, the QUAD, and its members, are more concerned with the belligerent rise of China in the Indo-Pacific. It is Read More…

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Ukraine’s Central Role in Europe’s Energy Security

Gas transit through Ukraine is a matter not just of energy security but of national security for Ukraine and other countries in the wider region. Russia showed its willingness to the weaponize gas trade when it cut off supplies to Ukraine and Europe in the middle of winter in 2006 and 2009. Many believe that Read More…