CDA Institute Analysis
“Senate Standing Committee on National Security and Defence: Written Statements and Testimony on the DPR
CDA Institute Analysis
“Trudeau’s Promises: From Coalition Operations to Peacekeeping and Beyond” by Stéfanie von Hlatky
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
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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Preventing the Use of Children as Soldiers: A critical new operational capacity for the CAF
CDA Institute guest contributors Shelly Whitman and Darin Reeves, the Executive Director and Director of Training at the Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, respectively, comment on how the CAF can be better positioned to address child sol…
Time for a More Forward Leaning Middle Eastern Policy
CDA Institute guest contributor Chris Kilford, a Fellow with Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy, explores how Canada might play a more active role in the Middle East. Earlier this year, Canada accepted an invitation from t…
DPR Discussions in Yellowknife: The Race to Claim the Arctic
CDA Institute Analyst Ryan Olshansky comments on the government’s Yellowknife Defence Policy Review roundtable that focused heavily on Arctic security. The Trudeau Government’s latest round of public consultations to inform their Defence Policy…
What’s New at the CDA Institute, 27 June 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 and Defence Briefings. ANNOUNCMENTS Read the latest CDA Inst…
Reviewing Canada’s Arctic Capability: Suggestions for the Defence Policy Review
CDA Institute guest contributor Adam Lajeunesse, a post-​doctoral fellow at St. Jerome University, offers suggestions on how the government can approach the Arctic in the context of the Defence Policy Review. As the Liberal government unde…
Toronto DPR: Putting policy before politics
CDA Institute Analyst Geoff Tasker offers an analytical survey of what was discussed at the government’s DPR-​focused roundtable in Toronto. The new government’s Defence Policy Review (DPR) continues to make its way across the country, with Tor…
Security and Defence Briefing (32016) – From the Desk of the Chief Executive Officer
Our latest Security and Defence Briefing (32016) is now available. We are pleased to repost Tony Battista’s From the Desk of the Chief Executive Officer column. Le gouvernement est en train d’effectuer des consultations publiques dans le cadre d’un…
Iran’s Ballistic Missile Testing and the Nuclear Deal: A matter of perspective
CDA Institute guest contributor Lauren Cardinal, an MPA candidate at Queen’s School of Policy Studies, comments on Iran’s recent ballistic missile testing and what it means to the JCPOA nuclear deal. As we approach the one-​year anniversary this July…
Turkey at the Precipice: Can Erdoğan’s power play provoke a coup?
CDA Institute Analyst Oksana Drozdova examines the recent political events in Turkey and discusses the likelyhood of them resulting in a military coup. On 5 May 2016, Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu announced that he would step down after lo…
A Mixed Fighter Fleet for Canada? Super Hornets, F-​35s, and the challenge of comparisons
CDA Institute guest contributor Peter Layton, a Visiting Fellow at the Griffith Asia Institute in Queensland Australia, offers his thoughts on Canada’s potential plan to acquire Super Hornets as a bridging capability. Every country has an F-​35

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