Canada will commit extra troops and remain in Latvia as part of NATO's mission to deter potential Russian aggression until 2023, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed Tuesday. (source: CBC)
Prof. T.V. Paul, James McGill Professor of International Relations, Department of Political Science, McGill University
Prof. Paul has authored a new book showing how countries have used institutions to restrain threatening powers, including the US. His research focuses on the relationship between power politics and international institutions. He could discuss the possible implications of Trump's assertive position on NATO and his efforts to warm up to Russia.
“NATO is a balancing coalition and the US and Europeans both need hard and soft balancing- that is both institutions and alliances. Trump, through his actions may legitimize Russian territorial aggrandizement and Moscow's efforts to upset the territorial integrity norm which has maintained peace among states in Europe for long”.
t.paul [at] mcgill.ca (English)