- November 19, 2019
Thirty years on from the fall of the Berlin Wall, the world is a very different place. The liberal world order that appeared triumphant in 1989 faces unprecedented challenges – including renewed hostility from Russia – but also from a …READ MORE
Most modern warfare is intrastate. Most take place in poorer, weaker states and challenge many of our assumptions about the evolution of most states. Foreign policymakers should reevaluate their priorities and focus on ending civil wars rather than building centralised …READ MORE
North Korean and US relations have oscillated between hostility and limited detente for decades. This has only grown more intense in recent years. What are the underlying drivers in US-North Korean relations in the age of Donald Trump and Kim …READ MORE
Ignorance is not the antithesis to knowledge, but it is part of it. Wishful thinking, muddling through and other forms of ignorance play a crucial role in shaping economic policy and its effects on society.
We hear a lot about …READ MORE
More women are being elected in autocratic regimes, but this is part of a democratic facade. The definition of democracy needs to change.
Fake news, disinformation, foreign influence in elections: We’re starting to understand the ways bad actors attack …READ MORE
Similar to during the Cold War, the US and Russia are once again nuclear peer competitors. However, the emergence of a range of new nuclear actors hamper traditional understandings and represent a new – more complex – era in nuclear …READ MORE
By Thomas Juneau and Srdjan Vucetic
With the federal election days away, Canada faces five major defence challenges: the fragmentation of the rules-based international order, over-reliance on the United States, the challenges posed by emerging technologies, how Canada procures weapons …READ MORE
By John Gruetzner and Geoffrey Ziebart
The appointment of former McKinsey executive, Domonic Barton, as Canada’s new ambassador to China presents a new opportunity to reset bilateral relations. However, while Barton is well-positioned to further Canadian interests in the world’s …READ MORE
Boris Johnson’s betrayal of the Good Friday agreement and Donald Trump’s abandonment of the US’ Kurdish allies demonstrate not only the capriciousness of populist authoritarianism but also how little both men understand about where their power comes from.
Three years …READ MORE
Boris Johnson’s ‘final offer’ to the EU for a Brexit deal may be effectively dead on arrival, but even if so, does it make a future united Ireland more likely?
Will Outer Space become a new frontier for international conflict? Or can it remain a global commons? As states dither, this question may soon be taken over by other actors.
I confess that I gave this blog its title with …READ MORE
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (the now notorious ‘MBS’) recently admitted his …READ MORE