NATO, Facilitator for Defence and Deterrence


June 21, 2024

On this episode of Defence Deconstructed, David Perry speaks with Hasit Thankey, head of Defence Enablement and Logistics at NATO’s International Staff about how the Alliance’s defence and deterrence posture has evolved, and how NATO is helping its members enhance their own defence.

Then, you’ll hear Dr. Toms Rostosk from Latvia University, Kristine Berzina from the German Marshall Fund of the US, His Excellency Kaspars Ozolins, Ambassador of Latvia to Canada, and CGAI Fellow Andrew Rasiulis discuss the evolution of Latvia’s defence posture since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine and how the Canada-led NATO Multinational brigade will support the Baltic country’s deterrence and defence.

These recordings are from our series on NATO countries’ evolving defence posture since the full scale of invasion of Ukraine, funded by the Department of National Defence’s MINDS Program and BAE Systems.

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  • Hasit Thankey is Head of Defence Enablement and Logistics at NATO’s International Staff.
  • Dr. Toms Rostosk is a Professor at Latvia University.
  • Kristine Berzina is a Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the US.
  • His Excellency Kaspars Ozolins is the Ambassador of Latvia to Canada.
  • Andrew Rasiulis is a CGAI Fellow.


  • Dr. David Perry is the President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.

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