What is the relationship between disinformation and great power competition? In this essay, Jack Burnham discusses the legacy of the Spanish-American War and the “yellow press” through the lens of great power politics, and its lessons for contemporary policymakers.
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.
Prepping for 2030: The Young Leaders’ Perspective on NATO’s Future
Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is set to outline the NATO 2030 initiative to the 30 NATO member countries next week. In prep, Eric Jackson highlights the NATO 2030 Young Leaders’ recommendations on how to strengthen the Alliance.
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…
NATO’s 50th Air Policing Mission – the Baltics
Air policing, a peacetime collective defense mission, is a NATO initiative for safeguarding the “integrity of the NATO Alliance Member’s Airspace”. As this initiative is one tied to the founding principles of the NATO treaty, it further binds members together in a defense coalition. Falling in line with the principles of collective security, NATO members Read More…
The Vote to Separate: Why States Should Allow Referendums on Independence, Even When Under No Legal Obligation
States are under no legal obligation to allow independence referendums, but should still allow them, writes Aidan Simardone.
How should the Spanish government react to the independent movement in Catalonia?
As the situation in Catalonia continues to develop, our editor’s comment on the Spanish government’s response.
Lessons from the Canada-Spain Turbot War: A Cautionary Tale of Multilateral Governance
In 1995, Canada and Spain entered into a maritime dispute off the eastern coast of Canada. Canadian warships intercepted and seized Spanish fishing vessels not obeying the quotas of multilateral institutions tasked with fostering intergovernmental cooperation in the area. This conflict, dubbed the Turbot War, is an example of Canada use of unilateral force when multilateralism fell short. Lessons from this case should be applied to the changing Far North.
The Price of Freedom: Economic Implications of Catalonian Independence
Michael looks into the potential impact of Catalonian independence on the economic future of Spain and Catalonia
What is the Growth and Stability Pact?
Many members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] are also members of the European Monetary Union [EMU]. This article will take a look at an often overlooked block of European Union economies, the Growth and Stability Pact (GSP). What is it? Simply put, the Growth and Stability Pact (GSP) is an agreement to commit, Read More…