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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…
True Patriot Love Symposium on Military Families
The Canadian foundation for support of military members echoes our national anthem: True Patriot Love. It is in this spirit that the 2014 TPL Multinational Symposium on Military Families will be leading a discussion on the specific challenges that th…
Geopolitical Security Imperatives: Luncheon with George Friedman
On 10 September 2014, I had the great pleasure of attending a luncheon with George Friedman, founder and Chairman of the global intelligence company STRATFOR, at the Château Laurier in Ottawa. This piece is a brief overview of the presentation as I h…
2014 Vimy Award Winner – Hon Col Blake Goldring
For inquiries regarding the Vimy Award or regarding sponsorship and tickets for the Vimy Award Gala Reception and Dinner on 7 November, please contact the CDA Institute at 613236-9903 or email us. For inquiries regarding the Vimy Award or r…
Security & Defence Briefing – NATO missions and defence spending, terrorism in China, citizenship and terror, the Global Go To Think Tank Index
This week’s briefing contains: From the Desk of the Executive Director Nominate the CDA Institute: “Global Go To Think Tank Index” for 2014 “Pen Mightier than the Sword: Review of the NATO Spending Controversy“ “Xinjiang – Un Conflit Séparatist…
Pen Mightier than the Sword: Review of the NATO Spending Controversy
Examining the issue of NATO Defence Spending and the call for Canada to increase it’s monetary commitment. When approaching the NATO Summit in Wales during the first week of September, Canada was the member making headlines, accused of causing…
Terrorism and the United Kingdom: Britain’s controversial citizenship policies
Analyst Lindsay Coombs argues that Britain’s new policy of revoking the citizenship of suspected terrorists is not an effective means of combating domestic terrorism. Additionally, it may actually prove to exacerbate issues of terrorism while promoti…

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