What’s New

Roundtable Summary: Caring For Our Own
The following is a summary of the CDA Institute roundtable “Caring for our Own” held in Ottawa on 19 March 2015. These roundtable discussions are held under the Chatham House Rule. This summary reflects the author’s perception of the discussion. The CDA Institute thanks Lockheed Martin Canada for its generous sponsorship of the 2015 Roundtable Disc…
Security & Defence Briefing, 26 March 2015
“A Time of Transition“ This briefing contains: From the Desk of the Executive Director Incoming CDA Institute President New Research Manager and Senior Editor Interview with Outgoing President, General Ray Henault (Ret’d) Summary – 2015 Ottawa Conference on Securi…
THE CONFERENCE OF DEFENCE ASSOCIATIONS (CDA) WELCOMES THE GOVERNMENT’S DECISION TO EXTEND THE MILITARY MISSION AGAINST THE ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ AND THE LEVANT (ISIL)
[le français suit] Ottawa, 25 March 2015. The Government of Canada recently brought forward a motion in the House of Commons in order to gain support for its decision to extend and expand the mission against ISIL. Canada’s military mission, Operation IMPACT, will be extended for up to 12 months until 30 March 2016. It will also feature an exp…
Understanding Defence Procurement
Charles Davies, who authored Vimy Paper 20: “Canada’s Defence Procurement Strategy: An End or a Beginning,” recently published an article on Canada’s defence procurement in Canadian Military Journal. Introduction There is a view in many quarters that defence procurement is ‘broken,’ or at least in need of significant reform, and various solu…
Hainan Island and China’s South Sea Fleet
Originally published on ASPI’s The Strategist Recent reports talk about China’s possible establishment of a ‘fourth’ naval fleet with jurisdiction over the Indian Ocean region (IOR), joining the existing North Sea Fleet, East Sea Fleet, and South Sea Fleet. This mysterious fourth fleet will supposedly be based on Hainan Island—even though th…
Jihadistan: Pakistan’s Path towards Extremism and Extermination
Adnan Qaiser provides insights on Pakistan’s increasing religious extremism and path towards self-​destruction. By Adnan Qaiser At the Chicago Summit in May 2012, President Obama stated that the “United States did not want Pakistan to be consumed by its own extremism”. These words echoed the worries of his former National Security Advisor, General…
The state of Obama’s Pacific pivot
Originally published on the CIC’s Open​Canada​.org Attention has recently (and rightly) been focused on security challenges in Europe and the Middle East. Russia’s “hybrid warfare” in Ukraine has raised the spectre of a strategic rivalry with the former superpower. Meanwhile, the rise of the so-​called Islamic State on large swaths of Syria and Iraq …
Lessons from Canada’s Pacific re-​engagement
Originally published in Embassy News, embassynews​.ca. In the last few years, Canada has displayed interest in militarily re-​engaging in the Pacific. The Canadian military deployed a sizable contingent to the 2012 RIMPAC exercise, then defence minister Peter MacKay attended the 2013 Shangri-​La Dialogue with great fanfare, and his successor Ro…

Contact Us

Conference of Defence Associations Institute
151 Slater Street, Suite 412A
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5H3
Canada

Telephone: +1 (613) 2369903

email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.