Unpacking Haiti’s Crisis: UN Military Mission Dilemma

In October 2022, Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry urgently requested international military assistance to address a security crisis exacerbated by blockades imposed by criminal gangs. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres supported the need for a specialized armed force to assist the Haitian National Police. However, concerns related to previous foreign interventions and strong opposition from some Haitians, rooted in historical distrust, have complicated efforts. Emphasis is placed on the importance of a culturally sensitive solution through diplomacy and dialogue to address Haiti’s challenges.

Stolen Cars For Export: The Curious Case of Criminal Trading of Canadian Vehicles to West Africa

While illicit automobile trafficking stands as a growing phenomenon in the field of transnational organized crime, the joint effort by the security agencies of affected countries, car manufacturers and international transport companies is essential to confront this scourge.

[Analysis] A Fortified or Pearsonian Middle Power? Canada’s Strategic Dilemma with Hard Power Politics

In this final entry of a three-part analysis, the article proposes how Canada can posture itself as a multi-peripheral middle power through the incorporation of hard power politics into its national security and defence planning and operations.

Native Boarding Schools: The Other Side of the New World

From the moment European colonizers accidentally found a path to reach the New World, they made this land into their source of wealth. Raw materials, crops, precious metals, and even people were drawn from it to become commodities that would deepen the continental royalties’ pockets. However, this process started in the late 15th century and it could seem like after the 4th of July 1776, there had been no remaining shadow of this foreign presence. However, a group of peoples who inhabited the land long before any other outsiders set foot on it, the natives, took one of the hardest hits. They were forced out of their homes, persecuted for their culture, and ostracized for fighting to keep it alive. It is a part of History we are often not told about, but their presence and fight for freedom and recognition seem to be coming to fruition in the last years.

[ANALYSIS] A Multi-Peripheral Middle Power: Strategizing Canada’s Next Security & Defence Policy

In this second entry of a three-part analysis, the article demonstrates how Canada should develop a new national strategy for security & defence by establishing itself as a multi-peripheral middle power.

A Prominent Middle Power No More: Canada’s Fledgling Foreign Policy

With a deepening contested and competitive global order, Canada needs to review its foreign policy. This first entry of a three-part analysis identifies four major areas Canada has mismanaged in its foreign policy.

Transatlanticism 2.0: New Era, New Strategy

With a pro-transatlanticist back in the White House, the transatlantic alliance rejoices. But does the trasatlanticism of old belong in this new era? Observing the discussions from the 2021 Special Edition of the Munich Security Conference, it is clear that a new trasatlanticism is needed for the West to survive and flourish in a era of deepening multipolarity and growing international competition.