NATO's and Canada's Responses to Russia since the Crimea Annexation of 2014: A Critical Literature Review (SWP 61)

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Jackson, Nicole J., NATO's and Canada's Responses to Russia since the Crimea Annexation of 2014: A Critical Literature Review. Simons Papers in Security and Development, No. 61/2017, School for International Studies, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, December 2017.

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2017
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ISSN 1922-5725
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security policy
diplomacy
hybrid warfare
NATO
Canada
Russia
Ukraine
grey literature
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This report seeks to better understand how NATO and Canada are adapting to new patterns of conflict involving Russia, with the goal to suggest how Canada can better respond conceptually, politically and strategically. It reveals significant “gaps” in both the academic and grey literature and policy. The four areas of NATO and Canadian responses since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 examined in this report are: diplomatic; military (conventional and nuclear); “hybrid warfare” (focusing on information and cyberwarfare); and partnership with Ukraine. At a time of flux in the alliance and in Russia’s behaviour, policy makers are applying old and new concepts simultaneously, and are sometimes responding to events ahead of conceptual thinking about them.

This paper is based on a report to Canada's Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) on the findings from a SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis grant awarded to Dr. Jackson in 2017. The full online report can be accessed here.

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