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By David Carment and Dani Belo
IPD’s Senior Fellow David Carment co-authored an article for Policy Options with Dani Belo on evaluating the role of Canada in supporting Ukraine vis-à-vis Russia.
In essence, Canada and its allies are embarking on uncharted territory with unintended consequences. The problem is that Canada is stuck. Unwilling to confront Russia directly through military means Canada has chosen a path which at face value seemed prudent before the war started. As the cost of engagement in conventional military operations increases, the grey zone becomes increasingly important for the exercise of power and overall interaction between states. Unfortunately Canada’s unconventional measures are clearly having global consequences – something which policy-makers did not anticipate or ignored with devastating effects.
David Carment (@cdnfp) is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Peace & Diplomacy, a Fellow with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, Editor of the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, and Palgrave’s Canada and International Affairs Book series.
Dani Belo is an Assistant Professor of International Relations at Webster University in St. Louis, USA and a Fellow at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs in Ottawa, Canada.