Peace and Security
The Peace and Security section of iAffairs aims to be the intersection between researchers and professionals in academic, private enterprise, and public service spheres with an interest in the Canadian perspective on global peace and security issues. This section incorporates and explores a wide range of topics from the Canadian perspective on: defence and public security policy, strategic and tactics; military history; science and technology in defence and security; inter-state and intra-state conflict; peace negotiation, mediation and reconciliation; international intervention and sovereignty issues; international alliance regimes and strategic issues; economic risk and state stability; and nuclear chemical biological and radiological (NCBR) disarmament and enforcement issues.
Marko Jovanovic is a former Communications Officer with Defence R&D Canada, the primary science and technology organization of the Department of National Defence. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Toronto (2007), an Ontario Colleges Graduate Certificate in Corporate Communications from Seneca College (2009), and a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Toronto (2011). His previous research included issues in epistemology and philosophy of mind, ethics in public relations, effects of financial crisis on public relations in Canada’s banking sector, strategic capabilities of armed non-state actors, ethno-nationalism and democratization in Eastern Europe, and regime security force loyalties during the Arab Spring. He is currently a graduate student at the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs in conflict studies, with a focus on contemporary authoritarian regime security force resilience. He loves to play board games.