CDA Institute Analysis
“The Canadian Armed Forces and the Arctic: Maintaining a Suitable and Sustainable Role,” by Adam MacDonald
CDA Institute Analysis
CDA & CDA Institute Special Event – Defence Policy Review: Opening Remarks and Written Statements“
CDA Institute Analysis
“National Security and Government Responsibility: Towards a Comprehensive National Security Strategy,” by Don Macnamara
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
CDA Institute Analysis
“Canada’s Defence Policy Renewal: Broad Capabilities in an Allies and Partners Framework” by Alexander Moens
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

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CDA Institute Analysis – “The Canadian Armed Forces and the Arctic: Maintaining a Suitable and Sustainable Role“
In this new CDA Institute Analysis, Adam MacDonald looks at the military requirements for Canada in the Arctic, concluding that the capabilities need to be suitable for the security environment and financially sustainable given other defence commitme…
CDA & CDA Institute Special Event – Defence Policy Review” – Written Statement by Charles Davies
The CDA and CDA Institute hosted a Defence Policy Review special event on May 11, 2016 where two of the four members of the Minister of National Defence advisory panel, General Ray Henault (retired) and Margaret Purdy, participated in a modified town…
Step One: Define the Defence Problem
CDA Institute Research Fellow Jim Cox offers his thoughts on first steps on how Canada should formulate its defence policy. Much of the discussion related to the current defence policy review does not address policy per se. Instead, it tends …
CDA & CDA Institute Special Event – Defence Policy Review” – Opening Remarks by Kim Richard Nossal
The CDA and CDA Institute hosted a Defence Policy Review special event on May 11, 2016 where two of the four members of the Minister of National Defence advisory panel, General Ray Henault (retired) and Margaret Purdy, participated in a modified town…
What’s New at the CDA Institute, 24 May 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 …
Afghanistan’s Future: Murkier and Melancholic
CDA Institute Security & Defence Blogger Adnan Qaiser, a political and defence analyst with a distinguished career in the armed forces and international diplomacy, examines the future of Afghanistan after the stalled Afghan talks under the quadri…
Defence Policy Review: Broad Overhaul or Strategic Investment?
CDA Institute Analysts Geoff Tasker and Oksana Drozdova explore what was discussed at the Defence Policy Review (DPR) Roundtable in Vancouver and its relation to the larger debate on Canadian defence policy. The new Trudeau governmen…
What’s New at the CDA Institute, 16 May 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 – “National Security and Government Responsibility: Towards a Comprehensive National Security Strategy“
In this new CDA Institute Analysis, Don Macnamara looks 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. The government’s stated inten…
What’s New at the CDA Institute, 9 May 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 We are pleased to rel…

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