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Security & Defence Briefing, 27 April 2015
“A Question of Defence Sustainability” This briefing contains: From the Desk of the Executive Director CDA Institute Fellowship Program New Research Fellow Charles Davies From the S&D Blog Budget 2015 – Overview of Defence & Security Related Aspects Mind the ‘Gaps’ in Canadian Defence Pol…
Media Roundup, 20 April – 26 April 2015
We are pleased to post relevant news, articles, and commentaries on relevant security and defence related issues from the past week. Also look for additional material in our Security & Defence Briefings. ANNOUNCEMENTS The next CDA Institute Roundtable, “Russia in the Asia-​Pacific: Before and After Ukraine” with Dr. Rouben Azizian, is on…
Mind the ‘gaps’ in Canadian defence policy, even after Budget 2015
CDA Institute Research Manager and Senior Editor David McDonough has a new piece in the Canadian International Council’s Open​Canada​.org on the recent PBO report and Budget 2015. We are pleased to repost the piece here on our Blog. A recent report on defence sustainability by the Parliamentary Budget Office has raised a number of questions about th…
Budget 2015: Overview of Defence & Security Related Aspects
CDA Institute Research Fellow Charles Davies provides a helpful summary on the security and defence-​related components of the Canadian government’s 2015 budget. The 2015 Federal budget contains a number of items related to the government’s defence and security agenda, as well as revisions to veteran’s benefits. Here is a brief summary: Defence: …
The End of the Sanctions Régime against Russia?
CDA Institute guest contributor David Law, Senior Associate at the Security Governance Group and Senior Fellow at the Centre for Security Governance, provides commentary on France’s position on the sanctions régime against Russia. On 25 March, the head of France’s Directorate of Military Intelligence (DRM), General Christophe Gomart, made a statem…
L’émergence de l’Union européenne comme puissance militaire au XXIème siècle
CDA Institute guest contributor Michael Lambert, visiting researcher at uOttawa’s Centre for International Policy Studies, comments on the prospects of a European integrated force. We will be providing an English version of this post shortly. L’Europe apparait aujourd’hui comme la principale promotrice du dialogue pour solutionner les confli…
The Dichotomy in Stabilizing Iraq: Iran versus the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL
CDA Institute guest contributor Nick Glavin, US Naval War College researcher, provides an insightful look at the role of Iran and Shiite militias in the fight against the Islamic State. The US-​led Global Coalition to Counter ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) has now been active for over six months. Over sixty countries have partnered tog…
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 …

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