Aaron Willschick

About Aaron Willschick

Aaron Willschick is currently a researcher and the Maritime Securities Program Coordinator at the Atlantic Council of Canada. He holds two MA degrees in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies from the University of Toronto and in Political Science from York University.


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NATO and Ukraine: Unlikely Team in Piracy Fight

NATO and Ukraine: Unlikely Team in Piracy Fight

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Ukrainian Defense Minister Pavlo Lebedev and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, February 22, 2013. Atlantic Council Photo

Ukrainian Defense Minister Pavlo Lebedev and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, February 22, 2013. Atlantic Council Photo

When it comes to maritime security, piracy has become one of the most prevalent issues for NATO to deal with. In considering which nations are most involved in combating maritime piracy, Ukraine is probably not the first name that comes to mind. As it turns out, this non-NATO, non-EU Eastern European nation is heavily involved in the fight against piracy at sea. Ukraine has even become a valuable ally to NATO in anti-piracy campaigns, something not exactly expected from a nation so closely aligned with Russia on the geopolitical map. Read More