The next Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence will be Feb 1819, 2016.
Procurement Challenges for the New Government: Assessing Liberal Defence Promises
The Honourable Jason Kenney, (then) Minister of National Defence at the 2015 Ottawa Conference
Winning presenters at the 2015 Graduate Student Symposium
Congratulations to the recipient of the 2015 Vimy Award, Honorary Captain (N), the Honourable Hugh D. Segal
Federal Election 2015: Context and Insights on Canadian Security and Defence Issues.
Take a Long-​Term View of National Defence – Part 2: Advice for Members of Canada’s 42nd Parliament
Read the latest issue of ON TRACK, the journal of the CDA Institute.
The Vimy Paper series covers many defence and security topics, including the Strategic Outlook for Canada.

From the Blog

Multiplex Warfare: From Ukraine to Syria and now to Paris
CDA Institute guest contributor Andrew Rasiulis, a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, describes the multiplex warfare taking place in Ukraine, Syria, and beyond. Recent days of politically motivated violence in France, Syria, Turkey, U…
Canada’s Choice: To F-​35 or not, that is the question
CDA Institute guest contributor Peter Layton, a Visiting Fellow at the Griffith Asia Institute, examines the capabilities and potential cost of the F-​35 fighter aircraft. Canada’s new fighter choice is nothing if not contentious. The tech…
Balochistan’s Separatism: The Geopolitics of Gwadar and China-​Pakistan Economic Corridor
CDA Institute Security & Defence Blogger Adnan Qaiser, a political and defence analyst with a distinguished career in the armed forces and international diplomacy, looks at Pakistan’s Balochistan province and its strategic significance in the new…
e-​Info Ops: Fighting terrorism with cyber ideas
CDA Institute guest contributor Eric Dion, a doctoral student and former member of the Canadian Armed Forces, looks at the cyber dimension in the campaign against Daesh (the Islamic State). In an interesting twist in the so-​called “war on terro…
CDA Institute Analysis – “Take a Long Term View of National Defence – Part 2: Advice for Members of Canada’s 42nd Parliament“
CDA Institute Research Fellow Chuck Davies offers advice on defence issues to members of Canada’s 42nd Parliament. The following is an excerpt of the new CDA Institute Analysis. Foreword In September 2015, the CDA Institute published an Analys…
What’s New at the CDA Institute, 23 November 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 Registration is now o…
CDA Institute Analysis – “Procurement Challenges for the New Government“
CDA Institute Research Manager and Senior Editor David McDonough explores some of the short– and long-​term challenges currently facing the CAF and assesses Liberal promises to fix these problems. The following is an excerpt of the new CDA Instit…
Paris Attacks Conform to Larger Terrorism Trends
CDA Institute guest contributor Alex Wilner, an Assistant Professor at NPSIA, comments on the worrisome terrorism trends over the past few years, of which the Paris attacks are the latest example. It’s been an exceptionally good year for terrorists,…

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