Aurel Braun is a professor of international relations and political science at the University of Toronto. He is also an associate of the Davis Center at Harvard University. Between 2012 and 2015, he was a visiting professor in the Department of Government at Harvard. In 2012, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for services to Canada and for academic distinction by the governor-general of Canada. His latest book is NATO-Russia Relations in the 21st Century. His forthcoming book is titled Russia, the West and Arctic Security.