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Youri Cormier and Rob McRae

Dr. Youri Cormier, executive director of the Conference of Defence Associations Institute and adjunct professor at the Royal Military College of Canada. Rob McRae is a board member of the Conference of Defence Associations Institute and former Canadian ambassador to NATO 2007-2011. 

NATO at 70: A sign of the times?

Canada has a lot at stake in NATO. We are the sixth largest contributor to the alliance, and often play a leading role in operations. It is the only collective defence pact to which we belong that would ensure that Canada too would be protected against an outside aggressor. This is why it is in our interest to use our close bilateral relationship with the U.S. to help ensure it does not close itself off from the world, but continues to play an active part in multilateral organizations like NATO. With a bit of luck, and the renewed commitment of its members, the Alliance will survive the current political turbulence and continue to project stability and security for the next 70 years. Image courtesy of Wikipedia
Canada has a lot at stake in NATO. We are the sixth largest contributor to the alliance, and often play a leading role in operations. It is the only collective defence pact to which we belong that would ensure that Canada too would be protected against an outside aggressor. This is why it is in our interest to use our close bilateral relationship with the U.S. to help ensure it does not close itself off from the world, but continues to play an active part in multilateral organizations like NATO. With a bit of luck, and the renewed commitment of its members, the Alliance will survive the current political turbulence and continue to project stability and security for the next 70 years. Image courtesy of Wikipedia