Canada’s NATO Burden Sharing – In the 20th episode of Battle Rhythm, Season 2 with co-hosts Steve Saideman & Anessa L. Kimball, author of the new book, Beyond 2% – NATO partners, institutions & burden management: Concepts, risks & models. Steve & Anessa discuss NATO defence spending, intelligence leaks, Chinese police stations in North America and the civil war in Sudan.
This week’s interview is with Jānis Garisons, State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia. During the interview, Steve & Jānis discuss Operation Enhanced Forward Presence, conscription and resilience. Canada’s NATO Burden Sharing
(Jānis Garisons is Latvia’s Secretary of State in the Ministry of Defense. Prior to that he was Undersecretary of State-Policy Director in the Ministry (2013-2015), and prior to that he was the Ministry’s Policy Director (2008-2013). Garisons has also held positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including Director of the Security Policy Department and Head of the Regional Co-operation and Arms Control Division. He received a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in 2014 and a Master of History from the University of Latvia in 1996.)