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17th Annual Graduate Student Symposium
This article is an executive summary of CDA Institute’s 17th annual Graduate Student Symposium held at the Royal Military College of Canada on October 16th and 17th, 2014. On October 16th and 17th, 2014, the CDA Institute held it’s 17th annual Gra…
Security & Defence Briefing – Fighting the Islamic State
This briefing contains: From the Desk of the Executive Director “Why Canadian ground combat troops should not deploy to Iraq at this time” – Tony Battista “Airstrikes and Beyond: Learning on the Job in Iraq” – Rob Cook “The Khorasan Group: From…
Airstrikes and Beyond: Learning on the Job in Iraq
As the American-​led coalition continues its airstrike campaign in Iraq and Syria, there are several key factors to consider if these efforts are to produce lasting and positive results. The American public and international community may be experienc…
The Khorasan Group: From Obscure to Infamous
Recently an obscure Al Queda affiliated cell, known as the Khorasan Group, has captured the attention of the media. This article outlines what is known thus far about the group spanning topics such as its surmised leaders to the threat it may pose to…
Security & Defence Briefing – Intervention in Iraq, Canada and the Baltic Air Policing Mission, developments in the Middle East, and the geopolitical imperative
This week’s briefing contains: From the Desk of the Executive Director “Emergency Parliamentary Debate on Iraq“ “Canada and the Baltic Air Policing Mission – a Retrospective“ Roundtable Summary: “Current Developments in the Middle East“ “Geopo…
Roundtable Summary: Current Developments in the Middle East
The following is a summary of the CDA Institute roundtable on the subject of “Current Developments in the Middle East” held in Ottawa on 9 September 2014. These roundtable discussions are held under the Chatham House Rule. This summary reflects the a…
Group of 78 Event: World War 1 and Contemporary Policy on War and Peace
The Group of 78, a foreign policy study and dialogue organization, is organizing a conference on WW1, World War 1 and Contemporary Policy on War and Peace. It will be held at the Canadian War Museum, September 26 to 28. The conference has an excitin…
Emergency Parliamentary Debate on Iraq
On September 16, 2014, an emergency parliamentary debate was held in the House of Commons to discuss the current government’s unilateral decision to send Canadian troops to Iraq. This article is a brief overview of the debate as the author has interp…
New Vimy Paper on Canada’s 2014 Defence Procurement Strategy
At best, the beginning of the beginning: Canada’s new Defence Procurement Strategy Ottawa, 17 September 2014 – The Conference of Defence Associations Institute (CDA Institute) is pleased to release Vimy Paper 20: “Canada’s Defence Procurem…
Canada and the Baltic Air Policing Mission – A Retrospective
Mark Aruja provides a retrospective on Canada’s current Baltic Air Policing mission and the foundational work of Canada in building the Baltics’ air surveillance capability. By Mark Aruja On 1 September 2014, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) ass…

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