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NATO and North America’s ‘Other’ Alliance Member


With valued contributions to recent conflicts and an increasingly assertive Conservative government, Canada has crafted a role for itself as a prominent member of NATO

Since Stephen Harper’s Conservative government declared itself ready and willing to carry out strike missions over Libya, the Canadian press has been buzzing with talk of a new ‘Harper Doctrine’ in foreign policy. At the Conservative Party’s convention in June, the prime minister declared: ‘Now we know where our interests lie, and who our friends are. We are taking strong, principled positions in our dealings with other nations, whether popular or not’. In an interview with

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Matthew Willis

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