Interoperability (International)

Persian Gulf relationships strained

The German government, which has resisted the use of military assets to protect commercial shipping in the Persian Gulf, evidently is worried that Britain may be drifting closer to an American-led response to Iranian activities, an approach previously rebuffed by France as well as Britain. [node:read-more:link]

Border Drug Threat Assessment

This 2007 report, published jointly by the U.S. and Canadian governments, examines the current state of illicit drug smuggling across the United States-Canadian border. The report identifies the principal substances which are smuggled in both directions across the border. The authors place special emphasis on the cooperative efforts which law enforcement agencies on both sides of the border engage in and how this has influenced the movement of these illegal substances. (Note: be patient, this link takes a LONG time to load) [node:read-more:link]

Canada and U.S. test emergency comminications

Based on a fictional scenario involving a volcanic eruption and subsequent crater collapse, emergency responders and management officials from Canada and U.S. were able to effectively improve situational awareness and communication of critical information necessary to better plan and execute a coordinated response to a potential incident affecting both sides of the border. [node:read-more:link]

CCG and USCG icebreaking partnership

Julie Gascon, Assistant Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard’s Central and Arctic Region was joined by Rear Admiral Joanna Nunan, Commander, United States Coast Guard Ninth District to sign the updated Memorandum of Understanding between their agencies concerning Coast Guard icebreaking services in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway maritime transportation system. [node:read-more:link]

Canada's response to Hurricane Matthew

The ministers of Foreign Affairs, International Development and La Francophonie, and National Defence have announced that the Government of Canada has deployed the Canadian Disaster Assessment Team (CDAT) to Haiti and set aside up to $3 million as an initial humanitarian response for those in Haiti and other countries in the region affected by Hurricane Matthew. [node:read-more:link]

A more assertive EU in a volatile world

Today, major powers openly challenge the rules-based international order and seek to promote a world divided into spheres of influence. Climate change is becoming an existential threat while cyberspace and disinformation campaigns have become the new weapons. Unity is the key to success as we face these challenges. [node:read-more:link]


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