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Media Roundup, 13 April – 19 April 2015
We are pleased to present key news stories on issues related to security and defence currently facing Canada and the international community. UN Arms Embargo on Yemen Rebels (Washington Post): The United Nations Security Council passed a resolution 14 to 0, with only Russia abstaining, to place an arms embargo on Houthi rebels in Yemen. The …
Reclaiming Canada’s reputation in anti-​submarine warfare
CDA Institute Board Member Commodore Kelly Williams (Ret’d) has an article in Vanguard Magazine exploring the history and future of the Royal Canadian Navy’s anti-​submarine warfare capabilities. We are pleased to repost the article here on our blog. There has been a distinct shift in the way the world thinks about maritime security and defence. As…
Garissa Attacks Put Spotlight on Kenya’s Response to Growing Terror Threat
Ryan Cummings, Red24’s Chief Analyst on Africa, writes in the International Peace Institute’s Global Observatory about Kenya’s response to the al-​Shabaab terrorist group, which is the same group that recently threatened the West Edmonton Mall. We are pleased to repost the article here on our blog. Not long after the 2013 siege at the We…
Japanese Defence Policy and the Trend towards “Normalization”
Analyst Andres Gallacher examines the trend towards “normalization” in Japan’s defence policy. The recent ISIS kidnapping and killing of two Japanese hostages has added to the sense of urgency amongst Japanese policy-​makers on the need to engage in military “normalization”. This incident follows continuing Japanese anxiety with regard to its more …
Media Round-​Up, 6 April – 12 April 2015
CDA Institute – Announcements Roundtable Discussion with Dr. Daniel Nussbaum and David Perry. April 15th, 10:30am – 1:30pm. Register at: https://​round​table​-pro​cure​ment​.eventbrite​.ca Media Round-​Up Canadian Forces Unaffordable (Ottawa Citizen): The Parliamentary Budget Office released a report stating that the Canadian government will have to inc…
Fiscal Sustainability of Canada’s National Defence Program: Parsing the PBO Report
Charles Davies, author of Vimy Paper 20: “Canada’s Defence Procurement Strategy: An End or a Beginning,” offers his thoughts on the recent PBO report on Canada’s national defence program. On 26 March 2015, the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) released a report titled Fiscal Sustainability of Canada’s National Defence Program. The report consider…
A high-​low future surface fleet?
Andrew Davies from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) recently wrote a post exploring Australia’s maritime strategy in ASPI’s The Strategist blog, which offers some potential lessons for Canada’s Navy as we proceed to recapitalize an aging (and indeed shrinking) fleet. We are pleased to have permission to repost it here on our bl…
The Syrian mission: for humanitarian, security and political reasons
Research Manager and Senior Editor David McDonough has published a blog commentary with the CIC’s OpenCanada on the political and security reasoning behind the recent motion to extend and expand the Iraq mission. We are pleased to repost it here on our blog. Last week, the Conservative government brought forward a motion seeking support from…

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