NATO’s 70th Anniversary

When the Treaty of Brussels was signed on August 25, 1948, the world was, geopolitically speaking, a strikingly different place.  Just three years prior, Germany had signed its unconditional surrender, officially ending a war that left upwards of 60 million killed. When informed by advisors that Soviet forces were a day’s march from Berlin, Hitler […]

Making the Case for a Military Candidate in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

The 2020 Democratic nomination is shaping up to be one of the most consequential on record. With 20 candidates in the running, the speculation is suffocating. But for all the animosity, divisiveness, and bickering soon to come, a common cause remains: ensuring Donald Trump becomes just the fourth one-term President since World War II. This […]

Canada’s Economic Security: North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and Chapter 19

When the North American Free Trade Agreement was first negotiated in 1994, Chapter 19, a dispute settlement mechanism specializing in anti-dumping and countervailing (ADCVD) cases, was heavily contested by Canada. However, the tables have turned almost two decades later, as Canada has fought to preserve the mechanism in recent trade talks. With the renegotiations complete, […]

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 […]

Fulcrum of Hegemony: Investment Battle in Sri Lanka Marks Return of US Soft Power Agenda in Asia

Sri Lanka is currently the geopolitical fulcrum between the East and the West. Dominant states in their respective regions have utilized foreign direct investment as a tool of soft power to assert influence in Sri Lanka. Investor states have funded development initiatives, believing the compounded interest of good will, will pay strategic dividends for securing […]