Vimy Paper 31
“Canada, NORAD, and Missile Defence: Prospects for Canadian Participation in BMD” by David McDonough
CDA Institute Analysis
“A Defence Review? Not Really Necessary: But if Canada necessarily must, here are some things to keep in mind and to avoid,” by Joel Sokolsky and Joseph Jockel
2016 Defence Policy Review
The CDA Institute is pleased to present a selection of commentaries, analyses, and op-​eds in light of the government’s defence policy review.
CDA Institute Analysis
“Canada’s Defence Policy Renewal: Broad Capabilities in an Allies and Partners Framework” by Alexander Moens
CDA Institute Analysis
“Charting the Course to a New Canadian Defence Policy: Insights from Other Nations,” by Charles Davies
Vimy Paper 27
The Strategic Outlook for Canada 2016: In Search of a New Compass
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.
Annual Graduate Student Symposium
The next symposium will be held on October 1314, 2016

From the Blog

Canada’s Defence Policy Review: Looking forward rather than mythologising the past
CDA Institute guest contributor Zachary Wolfraim, a PhD candidate at King’s College London, warns against mythologizing the past in Canada’s defence policy review. Historical narratives carry a lot of weight, both in domestic and international polit…
Fortress Canada: How much of a military do we really need?
CDA Institute Research Manager and Senior Editor David McDonough and CEO Tony Battista have an op-​ed in iPolitics exploring Canadian defence requirements and possible trade-​offs. We are pleased to have permission to repost the op-​ed on our Blog: The …
La Victoire DCNS: now the work begins
Andrew Davies recently wrote a blog post on Australia’s decision to choose France’s DCNS as the design partner for the country’s 12 submarines on the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s The Strategist Blog. We are pleased to have permission to re…
What’s New at the CDA Institute, 25 April 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 & Defence Briefings. ANNOUNCEMENTS The CDA Institute is …
CDA Institute Analysis – “A Defence Review? Not Really Necessary: But if Canada necessarily must…“
In this new CDA Institute Analysis, Joel Sokolsky and Joseph Jockel look at what the new government should keep in mind and what it should avoid as it proceeds with the defence policy review. The following is an excerpt of the Analysis. As the famou…
Japan’s Izumo-​Class Helicopter Destroyer: An aircraft carrier in disguise
Matthew Gamble recently wrote an article on Japan’s helicopter carriers with the Centre for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC). We are pleased to have permission from CIMSEC to repost the article on our Blog: The Forum, thanks to a co…
Security and Defence Briefing (22016) – From the Desk of the Chief Executive Officer
Our latest Security and Defence Briefing (22016) is now available. We are pleased to repost Tony Battista’s From the Desk of the Chief Executive Officer column. On 6 April 2016, Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan officially launc…
The Political Dynamics of Security in Fragile States
CDA Institute guest contributor Erwin van Veen, a research fellow with the Conflict Research Unit at Clingendael (Netherlands Institute of International Relations), looks at security sector reform (SSR) interventions in fragile states. Whether …
What’s New at the CDA Institute, 18 April 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 & Defence Briefings. ANNOUNCEMENTS The CDA Institute is …
From Strategic Buffer to Strategic Liability: China’s North Korea Dilemma
CDA Institute Security & Defence Blogger Adam MacDonald, an independent scholar on Canadian foreign policy and Asia-​Pacific security, comments on China’s relationship with North Korea. China’s long-​standing support for North Korea, rather than …

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