• OPINION
    The Ukraine War and NATO’s Responsibility Crisis

    By Brian W. Cag The war in Ukraine has united the West in its capacity to provide the necessary financial, humanitarian, and military aid in a time of great need for a fellow partner. US and EU funding, along with provisions of unspecified military and intelligence assistance, ultimately prevented the swift collapse of the Ukrainian state […]

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    Ukraine War: A Reshuffling of the Global Monetary Order?

    By Jose Miguel Alonso-Trabanco As a regular conflict, the ongoing Ukraine war is being fought with kinetic weapons and traditional power projection platforms in conventional operational battlefields. However, its span transcends the domain of military statecraft. It goes much further. In fact, this unfolding confrontation must also be understood as a major clash in the […]

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    Challenges for India’s G20 Presidency in 2023

    After the United States and Australia called for Russia to be excluded from the upcoming G20 Summit in Bali this November, there was some concern that the political pressure and the fallout from Russian aggression in Ukraine would derail Indonesia’s G20 Presidency. With Indonesian President Joko Widodo calling for caution and suggesting the venue was a gathering for […]

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    ICJ to Rule on Colombia-Nicaragua Maritime Dispute

    By Wilder Alejandro Sanchez On 21 April, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will deliver its verdict on a case between Colombia and Nicaragua over contested waters in the Caribbean. While the possibility of inter-state war between the two countries is minimal, it is nevertheless important for this conflict to be resolved and for international law to be […]

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    Ukraine War: Lessons Learned One Month On

    By Rene Tebel When Russian forces crossed the Ukrainian border in a surprise attack on four attack axes on the morning of February 24, 2022, Moscow assumed that there would be little military resistance and that the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, would be quickly captured quickly, sparing the civilian population. However, it was clear that this plan […]

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    Can Canadian Natural Gas Improve the European Union’s Energy Security?

    By Larry Hughes For nearly 60 years, Russia (both as a member of the Soviet Union and, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Russian Federation) has been a reliable supplier of natural gas to much of Europe (initially western Europe and then as the European Union).  The success of this relationship is built on Russia’s need […]

  • OPINION
    Foreign Volunteers: A Morale Booster in Ukraine

    By Mark Soo On February 27, the International Legion of Territorial Defense of Ukraine was established under the Ukrainian Army, with its formation announced online by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. The announcement resulted in numerous volunteers making inquiries with Ukrainian embassies and/or consulates on how to join the legion. The Ukrainian military recruited volunteers who had prior […]

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    A New Cold War starts in Ukraine

    The world is experiencing dramatic moments as a bloody war in Ukraine unfolds. A war in the heart of Europe.  Putin’s authoritarian regime seeks to change the borders and the balance of power in Eastern Europe in a geopolitical game of terror. Having served at the KGB before becoming President, Vladimir Putin does not believe […]

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    The Battle for Sovereignty and Survival in Ukraine

    By Alexander Brotman Far from Brussels, Ukraine is where an often-silent battle for the future of Europe has been waging amidst the cacophony of other European crises. The difference lies in the fact that Ukraine’s battle is not about crafting the terms of its engagement with Europe, but about getting to Europe and separating itself from […]

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    Governments Must Respond to Beijing’s Sportswashing

    By Rowan Sockwell This month, the Chinese government will employ one of the world’s biggest platforms as it uses its propaganda outlets to ‘sportswash’ its human rights violations across the country.  This sportswashing was on full display in 2008; now, fourteen years later, China is again attempting to use the Olympics to improve its global image, […]