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Le secrétaire général de l’OTAN, Jens Stoltenberg, et le premier ministre Justin Trudeau se font leurs adieux à la base aérienne de la 4e escadre de Cold Lake (Alberta), en août 2022, à l’issue d’une visite de M. Stoltenberg. La Presse canadienne/Jason Franson

Justin Trudeau et l’OTAN : Le problème de la défense canadienne n’est pas une question d’argent, mais de culture

Le Canada a longtemps cherché à masquer son incapacité à atteindre les objectifs de l’OTAN par une série d’engagements opérationnels. Ces actions ont occulté la dégradation de l’organisation interne.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau say goodbye at 4 Wing Cold Lake air base in Cold Lake Alta, in August 2022 after a Stoltenberg visit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Justin Trudeau and NATO: The problem with Canadian defence isn’t cash, it’s culture

Canadians were shocked by how fragile their health-care system was under the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic. But our military is under similar stresses and only a major disaster will open our eyes.
Military personnel walk on the tarmac at Canadian Forces Base Trenton. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

How would Canada approach the prospect of war?

In a world where co-operation has given way to competition and conflict, how will Canada approach the prospect of war?
A Syrian-Canadian family poses outside their home in Peterborough, Ont., in December 2021. They were among thousands of Syrian refugees resettled in Canada by April 2017 under a program introduced by the Liberal government in 2015 — and now thousands of Afghan refugees are arriving in Canada, many of them under the age of 18. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill

How Canada should be preparing to help young Afghan refugees

As Canada welcomes refugees from Afghanistan, we must take a moment to learn from the past. Communities across Canada need to be asking how they can be supporting young refugees in their integration.
A woman waves a Canadian flag as the frigate HMCS Halifax heads from the harbour in Halifax in January 2021 to start a six-month deployment in the Mediterranean Sea to assist in NATO counter-terrorism patrols. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Canada’s exclusion from the AUKUS security pact reveals a failing national defence policy

Canada’s ‘fireproof house’ defence strategy is causing problems among its allies. When you are convinced you live in a gated community, the pressure to invest in alarms for your home disappears.


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