WINTER 2020

Climate lessons from the
global response to COVID-19

Hind Al-Abadleh
Scientific evidence is now mounting on the short-term improvements this ‘natural experiment’ of pandemic lockdowns has had on levels of carbon dioxide and pollutants typically used as air quality indicators.

The Downstream Implications of the EU-China Investment Agreement: Lessons from Trade

Michael D. Sampson
The EU should refrain from proceeding fully with the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) until more questions are answered and ambiguities are resolved.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Three Levels of Arctic Geopolitics

Andreas Østhagen
The notion of geopolitical conflict in the Arctic continues to make media headlines. Today, this focus has shifted to concerns about the strategic positioning of, and increased tension between, NATO countries and Russia, with a dash of Chinese interests on top.
Britain

Shadows of Empire: Hard Brexit, Commonwealth Revival, and UK-Canada Relations

Benjamin Martill
Even though a harder Brexit is being undertaken in the name of improved relations with the Commonwealth and Anglosphere, the risks of Brexit for Ottawa far outweigh the potential advantages.
Picture of an Aircraft Carrier

National Security in a Rapidly Changing World

Simon Dalby
The difficulties many states are having in dealing with both the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate emergency suggests that contemporary security institutions have not been adequately prepared to deal with the novel circumstances of the twenty first century.

Steering Countries through Crisis: Evaluating Approaches to Political Leadership During Pandemic Times

Laura Krizan and Neil Arya
As nations around the world seek to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become apparent that the toolbox of modalities employed is greatly dependent on the political leadership in question.