Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy and Head of the Catalonian Generalitat Puigdemont in easier times.
This blog, the first in a two-part series, cuts through some of the traditional thinking on the Korean crisis.
This second blog on the situation in and around Korea, and its implications for international
security, puts forward ideas on how the US and Canada and their Allies can rise to this challenge.
The election of Donald Trump as the 45th US President has put a new emphasis on a series
of issues in the area of defence spending. This is a revised version of an earlier post on this subject.
This three-part blog contribution provides a security sector perspective on the ongoing crisis in Mali and focuses on the stabilization and security sector reform challenges that need to be addressed in this context.
This first blog in a first-part series on Mali provides background on the country and how its present crisis emerged.
This second blog in the Mali series discusses the national, regional, European and international responses to the crisis in the country, and the peace process that resulted in an agreement in 2015.
This third blog in the Mali series discusses the current situation in the country and the implications for security sector governance that stem from the national, regional, EU and UN efforts to stabilize the country.
This blog looks at the current Canadian Government’s approach to engagement in Africa. It is a follow-on to the CSG blog series that explores the security sector reform (SSR) dimension of Canada’s planned re-engagement with peacekeeping and peace operations. This four-part series focuses on the main options being speculated upon for troop deployment: Mali, the Central African Republic (CAR), South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
This blog discusses the reasons for Donald Trump’s mercurial rise and highlights some of the more important inanities and contradictions in his proposals.