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Tides of Power: China’s Potential Strategic Dominance in Shipbuilding and Its Influence on Naval Power for the U.S.

China has a significant position in global commercial shipbuilding and its control is growing, granting it a formidable strategic industrial advantage in modernizing and expanding the capabilities of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). This is important as the PLAN’s modernization, in numerical and tonnage, combined with its intention to move beyond a littoral naval Read More…

Hailey Clarke Society, Culture, and Security

Accountability or Punishment? Recent Pew Research Centre study reveals how divided—and confused—society remains over ‘Cancel Culture’

In this article, Hailey Clarke analyzes the results of the Pew Research Centre’s study on ‘cancel culture’ and argues that ‘cancel culture,’ at large, reflects individuals’ reactions to the rapidly changing social norms within the U.S. and Canada.

Previous Events

Renewing Alliances: A Discussion with Arnold Chacon, Acting U.S. Ambassador to Canada

We hosted a virtual discussion with Arnold Chacon, the Acting U.S. Ambassador to Canada on July 12th at 2 PM ET! Watch the event recording on YouTube here. The discussion focused on Canada-U.S. relations, security interests, strengthening the North American alliance and the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. It also touched upon many other Read More…

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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.

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A Post-COVID Recovery and the Implications on Peace

Each year, the Institute for Economics & Peace publishes their Global Peace Index report outlining the state of peace in the world. Join us on June 25th from 1-2PM for a conversation on this topic between Micheal Collins, Executive Director, Americas for the Institute for Economics & Peace, and Kevin Vuong, Vice-President of the NATO Read More…

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Political Accounting: Rethinking NATO’s ‘2 percent’ Rule

Is the ‘2 percent’ rule an effective way to measure a member State’s commitment to NATO? Eric Jackson explores how political manipulation in current defence spending misrepresents a nation’s military readiness and suggests a broader definition for security expenditures.

Energy Security

Euro-Caspian Energy Security and Geoeconomics

This edited transcript of a 40-minute podcast interview (1 November 2020) covers the Caspian Sea’s legal regime, national interests of its littoral states, Turkey’s role in Euro-Caspian energy security, American and Chinese interests in the region, and why the Caspian Sea’s significance will increase still more in future.