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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. In the interests of disclosure, 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 have twice given testimony to the Standing Senate Committee on National Defence and Security.


I am available to translate academic research, to offer corporate briefings, to provide background information and subject matter expertise, and to 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 various outlets including Times Radio (London, UK), Radio-Canada's ICI Alberta, CTV's Your Morning, Kyiv Independent, La Presse, Al Jazeera, as well as TVO's The Agenda and CBC's The National, The Current, and Power & Politics to discuss such topics as NATO, European security, and the Russo-Ukrainian War.


Latest Presentation

Presentation on NATO and Russia's war against Ukraine at Lakehead University Orillia,

21 September 2022

Popular Commentaries

What Bilateral Security Agreements Mean for Ukraine, Council on Geostrategy (Britain’s World), 6 March 2024.

British Leadership and Supporting Ukraine in 2024Council on Geostrategy (Britain's World), 17 January 2024.

Is Enough Being Done to Prepare for Trump's Return?Council on Geostrategy (Britain's World), 21 November 2023.

China and Russia: A Strategic Partnership With Many LimitsNew Eastern Europe (print edition), 2023/6.

Has There Been a Zeitenwende in NATO? Inside Policy, 23 October 2023.

2023: The Year Canada BumbledCouncil on Geostrategy (Britain's World), 5 October 2023.

What Lessons Can Be Learned From the Fog of War? New Eastern Europe (online edition), 10 July 2023 . 

Nuclear Weapons, Military Alliances, and the Fall-Out of the Russo-Ukrainian War, Japan Up Close, 10 May 2023, . 

Hitting the Ceiling: Can Canada Continue to Support Ukraine Militarily? Inside Policy, 30 March 2023.

What Does Victory Look Like for UkraineCouncil on Geostrategy (Britain's World), 7 March 2023.

Die Unterstützung der NATO-Alliierten für die Ukraine: Ursachen und Folgen, Russland-Analysen, 23 February 2023, with Jordan Becker. 

Europejska struktura bezpieczeństwa i trochę optymizmuWszystko Co Najważniejsze, 13 February 2023.

NATO and the Russo-Ukrainian War: Immediate and Long-Term Policy ImplicationsThe Alphen Group, 9 January 2023, with Jordan Becker.

Real Fiends Twist Arms: Taiwan and the Case for ConditionalityWar on the Rocks, 27 July 2022, with Michael A. Hunzeker.

'Myth 2: The Suwałki Gap Matters,' in Myths and Misconceptions around Russian Military Intent, eds. Keir Giles and Mathieu Boulègue, Chatham House, 14 July 2022.

A Missed Opportunity? Why Canada Needs to Craft a New Strategic Vision for Transatlantic Cooperation, MacDonald Laurier Institute, 16 June 2022. 

L’interprétation erronée de l’histoire par Macron est contre-productive, Le Rubicon, 14 June 2022.

'Global Britain' Extends to Northern Europe, Council on Geostrategy (Britain's World), 12 May 2022, with James Rogers.

Poll: Russia's Nuclear Saber-Rattling is Rattling Neighbors' Nerves, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 15 April 2022, with Lauren Sukin.

Don't Be Optimistic (Yet) about Russia-Ukraine Peace TalksNational Post, 29 March 2022.

NATO's Critics are Wrong — the Alliance has Benefited EuropeNational Post, 15 March 2022.

Russia Has Caught Our Attention, Now Putin’s Threat in Ukraine Will Be Tested, City A.M., 19 January 2022.

How NATO Should Greet Russia's 'Draft Treaty'Council on Geostrategy (Britain's World), 20 December 2021.

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 (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 (Britain's World), 18 June 2021.

Can Sanctions Dislodge Alexander Lukashenka?, Council on Geostrategy (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 (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 (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.

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