Consulting and Media

I have consulted for government ministries and public outfits on issues related to European security, information warfare, asymmetric warfare, and U.S. strategy towards the Indo-Pacific. Some of my research has been funded by the U.S. Army War College, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States, and Canada's Department of National Defence.


I am available to translate academic research, provide background information and subject matter expertise, and offer risk assessments for organizations striving to develop strategic plans for their projects. For those in the private sector, I am free to talk for the first 30 minutes, but after that I charge fees that can be negotiated in advance.

I am also available to the media to comment on subjects pertaining to European military affairs. I have appeared in the past on television and radio at the national and local levels (e.g., CTV's Your Morning; CBC's The National) to discuss a variety of topics including the war in eastern Ukraine, Russian disinformation, Belarusian aviation piracy, and NATO.


My research has been quoted or linked in various international media outlets.


Latest Webinar

"Zapad-2021: Threats of the War Games", organised by Visegrad Insight (9 September 2021).

Popular Commentaries

Understanding Russia's Military Build-Up on Ukraine's Border, Conference of Defence Associations Institute, 29 November 2021.

After the Election: Canada Turns Inward, Council on Geostrategy (On Britain's World), 23 September 2021.

Standing Guard, Quietly: Why We Need to Talk More About Canada's Defence of Its European PartnersMacdonald-Laurier Institute (Inside Policy), 16 September 2021.

The Biden-Putin Meeting: Now Comes the Hard Part, Council on Geostrategy (On Britain's World), 18 June 2021.

Can Sanctions Dislodge Alexander Lukashenka?, Council on Geostrategy (On Britain's World), 7 June 2021, with James Rogers.

The E.U. Cannot Stick to Its Belarus Sanctions. Will This Time Be Different?Washington Post (The Monkey Cage), 25 May 2021.

Why Britain Should Continue to Support Ukraine, Council on Geostrategy (On Britain's World), 16 April 2021, with James Rogers.

Taiwan Wants More Missiles. That's Not a Bad ThingDefense One, 24 March 2021, with Michael A. Hunzeker.

The Integrated Review and the Defence of Europe, Council on Geostrategy (On Britain's World), 22 March 2021.

Four Years On: The Latvia Mission is Canada's Quiet Success, Macdonald-Laurier Institute, 26 January 2021, with Alexandra Richards, Christian Leuprecht, and Alexander Moens.

Lessons from Conflicts Between Nuclear States and Non-Nuclear States, War on the Rocks, 19 August 2020.

Have We Overestimated International Disinformation?, Policy Options, 21 May 2019.

Threading the Needle Through the Suwalki Gap, EastWest Institute Blog, 26 March 2019. Reprinted in Stratfor Worldview, with Michael A. Hunzeker.

Taiwan Just Said No to the F-35. What Now?, The National Interest (online), 1 December 2018, with Michael A. Hunzeker.

Why the First World War Lasted So Long, Washington Post (The Monkey Cage), 11 November 2018, with Michael A. Hunzeker.


The Case for a Permanent U.S. Military Presence in PolandWar on the Rocks, 22 October 2018, with Michael A. Hunzeker.

Fort Trump: A Silly Name Masks a Good Idea, Defense One, 21 September 2018, with Michael A. Hunzeker.

The Past and Future of America’s Improbable Military Commitment to NATO, EastWest Institute Blog, 11 July 2018. Reprinted in Stratfor Worldview.

Stop Calling Every Potential Act of Russian Aggression ‘Hybrid Warfare’, International Affairs Blog, 24 May 2018.

Why Eurodeterrent Will Not Work, EastWest Institute Blog, 14 September 2017. Reprinted in Stratfor Worldview.

When It Comes to Foreign and Defence Policy, Trump’s US is More About Continuity than Change, The Conversation, 14 June 2017.


How Can Donald Trump Reassure Nervous U.S. Allies? By Giving Them Weapons, The Monkey Cage (Washington Post), 13 January 2017, with Keren Yarhi-Milo and Zack Cooper.

With All Due Respect, Mr. Trump, That’s Not How Deterrence Works, War is Boring, 26 July 2016, with Michael A. Hunzeker.


The Strategy of Hybrid Warfare (interview), Small Wars Journal, 3 February 2016.

Weapons Pre-positioning in Eastern Europe Inadequate to the Task, World Affairs (online ed.), 24 June 2015.