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.
CDA Institute Analysis (in cooperation with MLI)
“Beyond the Movies: The Value Proposition of Canada’s Special Operations Forces” by Christian Leuprecht and H. Christian Breede
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.
Annual Graduate Student Symposium
The next symposium will be held on October 1213, 2017. Register today.

From the Blog

West versus East: America’s Triumph to Trump
CDA Institute Security & Defence Blogger Adnan Qaiser, a political and defence analyst with a distinguished career in the armed forces and international diplomacy, examines challenges to President Donald Trump’s international …
Trump’s first week in power and what it means for Canada
Joe Varner, former Director of Policy for the Ministers of National Defence and Justice and iFellow of the Inter University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, examines President Donald Trump’s first week in power and what it might mean for Canada.&
Chris Kilford: Ottawa likely rethinking budget cutbacks
CDA Institute Guest Contributor Chris Kilford, a Fellow at the Centre for International and Defence Policy at Queen’s University, offers his analysis and insight into the complicated area of defence budgeting and allocation. Last December, the Chin…
What’s New at the CDA Institute, 25 January, 2017
The CDA Institute is pleased to post relevant news, articles, and commentaries on security and defence related issues from the past week. Message from the CEO, Tony Battista: This is a very busy time at the Conference of Defence Asso…
The Gathering Storm
CDA Institute Security & Defence Blogger David Law, a Senior Associate/​Fellow at the Security Governance Group/​Centre for Security Governance in Kitchener, analyzes the factors that are likely to drive the actions …
Part 2 — The Russo-​American Big Energy Orgy: Bringing Big Energy Back
CDA Institute Security & Defence Blogger David Law, a Senior Associate/​Fellow at the Security Governance Group/​Centre for Security Governance in Kitchener, discusses what the global energy sector might look like in the nea…
Part 1 — The Russo-​American Big Energy Orgy: Big Energy against the Backdrop of the US Elections
CDA Institute Security & Defence Blogger David Law, a Senior Associate/​Fellow at the Security Governance Group/​Centre for Security Governance in Kitchener, offers his analysis on the increasingly-​complex relations…
Russia, Ukraine, and Donald Trump
CDA Institute Council Advisor Richard Cohen comments on American-​Russian relations in light of the upcoming Trump presidency. This is based on his opening remarks during a panel on Ukraine at the Ukrainian Armed Forces Day at the Canadian War Museum …
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 …

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