Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence
The CDA and CDA Institute’s 2017 Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence will be held on February 1617, 2017.
ON TRACK
The Winter 2016/​17 Edition of ON TRACK is now available.
CDA Institute Analysis
“The Liberal Government of Justin Trudeau and Canadian Defence Policy” by Andrew Richter
CDA Institute Analysis
“Standing On Guard? A Benchmark Comparison of Canada’s National Security Architecture” by Charles Davies
2016 Vimy Award
The CDA Institute’s 2016 Vimy Award was presented to Dr. James A Boutilier at the Vimy Award Gala Dinner at the Canadian War Museum, Ottawa on 4 November.
CDA Institute Analysis
“A Legacy Decision – The Long-​Term Strategic Rationale for the F-​35″ by Greg Matte
Annual Graduate Student Symposium
The next symposium will be held on October 1213, 2017. Register today.

From the Blog

South Asia’s Nuclear Apartheid
CDA Institute Security & Defence Blogger Adnan Qaiser, a political and defence analyst with a distinguished career in the armed forces and international diplomacy, investigates the Indo-​Pak nuclear conundrum related to the recent Nuclear Supplier…
What’s New at the CDA Institute, 29 November 2016
The CDA Institute is pleased to post relevant news, articles, and commentaries on security and defence related issues from the past week. Also look for additional material in our Security and Defence Briefings. ANNOUNCEMENTS Registration for the …
Canada’s Fighter Replacement: What will the Field Look Like in Five Years?
CDA Institute Research Fellow Charles Davies provides an overview of the potential fighter aircraft candidates in five years, when the government says it will select a permanent replacement for the CF-​18s. With the government’s decision to acq…
The Super Hornet Proposal – Too Many Questions
General Paul Manson (Ret’d), a Council Advisor at the CDA Institute, wrote a piece on the Liberal plan for interim Super Hornets that has been submitted to the National Post. We are pleased to have his permission to post it on our Blog: The Forum. T…
The Malian Crisis: Thinking More Broadly about the Security Sector Agenda
CDA Institute Security & Defence Blogger David Law, a Senior Associate/​Fellow at the Security Governance Group/​Centre for Security Governance in Kitchener, has written a three-​part blog series for the Centre for Security Governance’s SSR Resour…
The Malian Crisis: The Stumbling Stabilization Effort
CDA Institute Security & Defence Blogger David Law, a Senior Associate/​Fellow at the Security Governance Group/​Centre for Security Governance in Kitchener, has written a three-​part blog series for the Centre for Security Governance’s SSR Resour…
The Malian Crisis: A Crisis in the Making
CDA Institute Security & Defence Blogger David Law, a Senior Associate/​Fellow at the Security Governance Group/​Centre for Security Governance in Kitchener, has written a three-​part blog series for the Centre for Security Governance’s SSR Resour…
What’s New at the CDA Institute, 16 November 2016
The CDA Institute is pleased to post relevant news, articles, and commentaries on security and defence related issues from the past week. Also look for additional material in our Security and Defence Briefings. ANNOUNCEMENTS Registration for the 20
Introducing the ‘Captain Nichola Goddard Game Changer Award’
The Conference of Defence Associations and the CDA Institute, in partnership with Vanguard magazine, are proud to announce the ‘Captain Nichola Goddard Game Changer Award’. This announcement was made during the reception and dinner at the CDA Institu…
Roundtable Summary – National Security and Defence
The following is a summary of a recent CDA Institute Roundtable held in Ottawa on 13 September 2016 discussing defence and security concerns for Canada. These roundtable discussions are held under the Chatham House Rule. This summary reflects Analyst…

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