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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with dignitaries at NATO, December 4, 2019. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
Yves Engler | The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is a bad influence on Canada, strengthening the worst tendencies of our political culture.
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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in 2017. Image: Raul Mee/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | For the first time ever, NATO has acknowledged outer space as what it calls the "fifth domain" of warfare. The other warfare domains are land, air, sea and cyberspace.
Columnists
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends the NATO summit in Brussels in 2018. Image: Adam Scotti/PMO
Rick Salutin | The embarrassment isn't in what Justin Trudeau said about Donald Trump, it's what he said about NATO when he spoke the next morning to clean up the mess, with his grown-up face on.
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General Jay Janzen and MRU Professor Kari Roberts. Image credit: Penney Kome
Penney Kome | In advance of provincial and federal elections, Canada's director of general military strategic communications is warning that Canadians should be alert for attempts to influence the electorate.
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Yves Engler | If we claim to be the "doctors without borders" of international relations, shouldn't Canada swear to "first do no harm" like MDs before beginning practice?
Columnists
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Rick Salutin | Right-wing populism is not isolated south of the border. There's a rhetorical family resemblance between Ford and Trump that spells danger for Canada.
Columnists
Justin Trudeau with Donald Trump at the G7 Summit Official Welcoming Ceremony in Charlevoix. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Duncan Cameron | Other than attempting to curry favour with the U.S. president it is not apparent the Liberal government has any clear idea of what purpose NATO-related defence spending is supposed to serve.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in India Day parade in Montreal. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
David J. Climenhaga | There are lots of suspects, but in terms of the political consequences, it's the PMO that will have to wear the egg on its face. But the long-term consequences will be minimal.
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Image: Kremlin.ru/Wikimedia Commons
David J. Climenhaga | "Don't get in between us and terrorist organizations, or we will not be responsible for the unwanted consequences." – Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to the United States.
Columnists
Royal Marines of X-Ray Company, 45 Commando during a ground domination patrol in Afghanistan in 2009. Photo: LA(PHOT) NICK TRYON/Defence Images
Murray Dobbin | Our new Middle East policy? It's simple. We have no business being there, we have no lofty goals capable of being achieved, we have no genuine national interest.
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US nuclear weapons test at Eniwetok in 1956. Image: Flickr/International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
Thomas Woodley | Canada's recent failure to step up for the UN vote banning nuclear weapons is just the latest in a series of bewildering decisions.
Book Review
Gowans book cover
Jooneed Khan | With his just-released book, Washington's Long War on Syria, Stephen Gowans blows away the twisted layers of disinformation and war propaganda around Syria, and exposes a great 21st-century tragedy.