Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Sté​fanie von Hlatky 

Stefanie von Hlatky Associate Professor
PhD (Université de Montréal); BA (McGill University)

International Relations

Department of Political Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room C429
Phone: (613) 533-6242
Fax: (613) 533-6848

Research Interests

Military cooperation, alliances, deterrence and gender dynamics in the armed forces

Brief Biography

Stéfanie von Hlatky is an associate professor of political studies at Queen’s University and the former Director of the Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy (CIDP). Her research focuses on NATO, armed forces, military interventions, and defence policy. She has held positions at Georgetown University, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Dartmouth College, the Centre for Security Studies at the ETH Zurich, and was a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at the University of Southern California. She has published in the Canadian Journal of Political Science, the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, Defence Studies, International Journal, European Security, Études internationales, Asian Security, as well as the Journal of Transatlantic Studies. She is the author of American Allies in Times of War: The Great Asymmetry (Oxford University Press, 2013). She has also published two edited volumes: The Future of US Extended Deterrence (with Andreas Wenger) (Georgetown University Press, 2015) and Going to War? Trends in Military Interventions (with H. Christian Breede) (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016).

Selected Publications


American Allies in Times of War: The Great Asymmetry. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Edited Volumes

Going to War? Trends in Military Interventions. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016. (co-edited with H. Christian Breede)

The Future of Extended Deterrence: NATO and Beyond. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2015. (co-edited with Andreas Wenger)

Special Issues and Features

“The Cultural Variable in Foreign and Defence Policy,” Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2016: 1-5. (co-edited with H. Christian Breede)

“From Exceptional to Special? A Reassessment of France-NATO Relations Since Reintegration,” Journal of Transatlantic Studies, Vol. 12, No. 4, 2014: 353-365. (co-edited with Annick Cizel)

“Transatlantic Cooperation, Alliance Politics and Extended Deterrence: European Perceptions of Nuclear Weapons,” European Security, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2014: 1-14.

“Women, Gender and International Security,” International Journal, Vol. 69, No. 4, 2014: 570-573. (co-edited with Maja Catic)

“France’s Return to NATO: Practical Implications for Transatlantic Relations,” European Security, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2010: 1-10. (co-edited with Michel Fortmann and David Haglund)

Peer Reviewed Articles

“Cash or Combat? America’s Asian Alliances during the War in Afghanistan” Asian Security, Vol. 10, No. 4 (2015): 31-51. (with Jessica Trisko Darden)

“Burden Sharing and Collective Penny Pinching within NATO: The Implementation of Smart Defence,” Studia Diplomatica, Vol. 67, No. 3 (2014): 33-52.

“Revisiting France’s Nuclear Exception after its ‘Return’ to NATO,” Journal of Transatlantic Studies, Vol. 12, No. 4 (2014): 391-403.

“Sharing the Burden of the Border: Layered Security Cooperation and the Canada-U.S. Frontier,” Canadian Journal of Political Science, Vol. 45, No. 1, 2012: 63-88. (with Jessica N. Trisko)

“The Rhetoric and Reality of Border Policy Coordination between Canada and the US,” International Journal, Vol. 67, No. 2, 2012: 437-443.

“What, if Anything, Will France’s Reintegration Imply for the Alliance Debate on Nuclear Weapons?” European Security, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2010: 79-96.

“Canada and the G8 Global Partnership: Tackling the WMD Threat,” International Journal, Vol. 65, No. 3, 2010: 153-167.

“The Nuclear Question and the Obama Presidency,” International Journal, Vol. 64, No. 1, 2008-2009: 173-181. (with Michel Fortmann)

“Is it Time to Revisit Traditional Security Approaches in the Arctic?” Norteamerica, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2008: 211-223.

Book Chapters

“International Security,” in Sandi J. Davies (ed), Women in the Security Profession: A Practical Guide for Career Development (Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2016).

“Allies by Association? The Significance of America’s Asian Alliances for NATO,” in Alexander Moens and Brooke A. Smith-Windsor (eds), NATO and Asia-Pacific (Rome: NATO Defence College Research Division, 2016).

“The Gender Turn in Canadian Military Interventions,” in Fen Osler Hampson and Stephen M. Saideman (eds), Canada Among Nations (Waterloo: Centre for International Governance Innovation, 2015).

“Strategies and Mechanisms of Regional Change,” in T.V. Paul (ed), International Relations Theory and Regional Transformation (Cambridge University Press, 2012): 289-298.

“North American Regionalism in Defence,” in S. Breslin and S. Croft (eds) Comparative Regional Security Governance (Routledge, 2012): 181-204. (with Chris C. Demchak)

“La frontière américaine du Québec: enjeux de sécurité,” in Guy Lachapelle (ed) Le destin américain du Québec (Presses de l’Université Laval, 2010): 225-242. (with Jessica N. Trisko)

“The Nuclear Question in Today’s Europe,” in Frédéric Mérand, Martial Foucault et Bastien Irondelles (eds) European Security Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall (University of Toronto Press, 2010): 82-101. (with Michel Fortmann)

“The Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) and Deterrence Stability,” in T.V. Paul, Patrick Morgan and James Wirtz (eds), Complex Deterrence: Strategy in the Global Age (University of Chicago Press, 2009): 304-319. (with Michel Fortmann)

“La défense canadienne se décide-t-elle à Washington?” in G. Aureano, P. Faucher and F. Mérand (eds) La politique internationale en question (Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 2009): 121-131.

Book Reviews

David P. Auerswald and Stephen M. Saideman, NATO in Afghanistan: Fighting Together, Fighting Alone (Princeton University Press, 2014). Reviewed by Stéfanie von Hlatky in Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, Vol. 22, Issue 2 (2016): Forthcoming.

Benjamin Zyla, Sharing the Burden? NATO and its Second-Tier Powers (University of Toronto Press, 2015). Reviewed by Stéfanie von Hlatky in Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 55, Issue 2, (2015).

Jonathan Paquin and Patrick James (eds), Game Changer: The Impact of 9/11 on North American Security (University of British Columbia Press, 2014). Reviewed by Stéfanie von Hlatky as part of H-Diplo | ISSF Roundtable, Vol. XVI, No. 13 (2014).


The Battle to Get More Women into the Military, National Post, 29 June 2017 (with Meagan Shoemaker). Online:

The Battle to Get More Women into the Military, The Conversation, 28 June 2017 (with Meaghan Shoemaker). Online:

NATO, Deterence and What it Means for Canada, The Hill Times, 29 May 2017. Online:

Trump Strikes Syria, Nothing Changes, Policy Options, 11 April 2017. Online:

NATO and the Return of Deterrence, The Hill Times, 20 February 2017. Online:

Diplomacy Should be at Heart of Defence Policy, The Hill Times, 29 August,2016. Online:

Our Soldiers Can’t Do It All. So What Do We Want Them to Do? iPolitics, 22 May 2016. Online:

NATO’s Public Diplomacy in the Grey Zone of Conflict, CPD Blog, 8 April 2016. Online:’s-public-diplomacy-grey-zone-conflict​

Sovereignty Collapsed: Daesh and the Return of the Bandit Kings, CGAI Policy Updates, 19 January 2016 (with Eric Morse)

Sovereignty Collapsed: Daesh and the Return of the Bandit Kings, NATO Association of Canada, 4 January 2016 (with Eric Morse). Online:

What Post-Paris Means for NATO, Toronto Sun, 20 November 2015 (with Alex Wilner). Online:

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: The Making of the Future Canadian Soldier,, 11 November 2015 (with H. Christian Breede). Online:

More Military Reserve, Better Deployment Decisions?, 20 August 2015. Online:

Crisis at Home for Canada’s Armed Forces,, 28 May 2015. Online:

The Canadian Forces Can’t Be Gender-Blind, The Ottawa Citizen, 18 July 2014. Online:

Policy Reports

“Trudeau’s Promises: From Coalition Operations to Peacekeeping and Beyond,” CDA Institute Analysis (June 2016), 8 pages. Online:

Canada’s International Security and Defence Policy (Ottawa: Centre for International Policy Studies, 2015), 22 pages. (with Rob McRae, James R. Mitchell, Stuart A. Beare and Elinor Sloan). Online:

“Women as Professional Soldiers: Canadian Values on the Front Line,” On Track, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Fall 2015): 7-10. (with Christian Leuprecht). Online :

“NATO’s Chicago Summit: Alliance Cohesion above All Else?” CSS Analysis in Security Policy, No. 116, June 2012. Online: