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Reaching New Levels of Human Insecurity
CDA Institute guest contributor Alexandra Gheciu, Associate Professor at uOttawa and Associate Director at CIPS, offers her thoughts on the global refugee crisis. According to the Global Trends Report released by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on 18 June 2015, the forcible displacement of people is at the highest leve…
Who speaks for Canada, spies or diplomats?
Former Canadian ambassadors Paul Heinbecker and Daniel Livermore recently published a piece in the Globe and Mail exploring the impact of Bills C-​51 and C-​44 on Canadian foreign policy. We are pleased to repost it on the CDA Institute Blog: The Forum. Bills C-​51 and C-​44 are now law. They are also trouble waiting to happen, because Canada’s politi…
The Gender Dimension of Veteran Reintegration: For Each According to Their Needs
CDA Institute Analyst Lindsay Coombs utilizes a gendered perspective to discuss some of the challenges Canadian veterans face when reintegrating into civilian life and, moreover, how Canada’s current policies do not appropriately match policy to gender. Since the Second World War, the functions and responsibilities of women in Canadian society hav…
What’s New at the CDA Institute, 29 June 2015
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 Nominations are invited for the 2015 CDA Institute Vimy Award (Silver Anniversary). See the Call for Nominations Present…
Arrival of the CH-​148 Cyclone: Better late than never
CDA Institute Research Manager and Senior Editor David McDonough comments on the capabilities of and possible missions for the recently acquired CH-​148 Cyclones. The Canadian government recently announced that it has taken possession of six CH-​148 Cyclone helicopters under its Maritime Helicopter Project (MHP). An additional two are due to arrive …
The Asia-​Pacific and the RCN
CDA Institute guest contributor Dr. Eric Lerhe, a retired Commodore from the RCN, comments on Canada’s role in the Asia-​Pacific. This post is based on his recently released Canadian Global Affairs Institute Policy Paper. Over the last thirty years, Canada’s involvement in the Asia-​Pacific is probably more accurately described as erratic, ra…
Renewing Canadian International Policy Discourse by Highlighting Gendered Voices
CDA Institute guest contributor Leah Sarson, a PhD candidate at Queen’s University, provides a summary of the recently concluded 8th Annual WIIS-​Canada workshop, of which she was the lead organizer. On 2729 May 2015, over 80 scholars, practitioners, students, and professionals gathered at Queen’s University for the 8th Annual Women in Internation…
The Maritime Helicopter Project: A Happy Ending, or Disaster in the Making?
CDA Institute Analyst Meaghan Hobman on the newest chapter of the Maritime Helicopter Project, the acceptance of CH-​148 Cyclones, and the before and after. On 19 June 2015, the Government of Canada announced the acceptance of six CH-​148 Cyclones to be used for training at 12 Wing Shearwater. A naval variant of the civilian Sikorsky S-​92, the…

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