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2014 Strategic Outlook Highlighted in Global Think Tank Rankings
The Conference of Defence Associations Institute is pleased to announce that the 2014 edition of its Strategic Outlook for Canada was highlighted in the 2014 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report. This report, produced by the University of Pennsy…
The Struggle Against ISIS
CDA Institute Board Member, Dr. John Scott Cowan, suggests that although the pessimistic attitude about the Middle East may make it difficult for Canadians, we must accept we are at war with ISIS and become more resolved in our efforts to combat this…
New Vimy Paper 21 by Dave Perry
Ottawa, 14 January 2015 – The Conference of Defence Associations Institute is pleased to release Vimy Paper 21, in cooperation with The Macdonald-​Laurier Institute: Putting the ‘Armed’ Back Into the Canadian Arm…
2014 Ross Munro Media Award Winner – Louie Palu
The CDA Institute, in partnership with the Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute, is pleased to announce that Mr. Louie Palu has been unanimously selected as the recipient of the CDA Institute Ross Munro Media Award for 2014. 19 December …
A New Model of Terrorism: The Rapidly Expanding Caliphate of ISIL
Since early January 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has steadily accumulated large swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq through tactical militant advances. ISIL’s financial and military expansion techniques represent a new model of t…
Roundtable Summary: Taiwan and China in Times of Growing Regional Instability
The following is a summary of the CDA Institute roundtable on the subject of “Taiwan and China in Times of Growing Regional Instability” held in Ottawa on 3 December 2014. The lecture focused on the s…
Shuffling Afghanistan’s Rubble
Adnan Qaiser discusses Afghanistan’s future in reference to foreign intervention, geopolitics and power sharing, the Taliban, and intrusions of neighbouring countries. By Adnan Qaiser At the start of Afghan war in 2001, India’s famed author,…
Roundtable Summary: Russia, Ukraine and Global Security Issues
The following is a summary of the CDA Institute roundtable on the subject of “Russia, Ukraine and Global Security Issues”, held in Ottawa on 24 November 2014. The primary focus of this event was the changing security environment in Europe due to R…
Operation Barkhane: The Fifth Republic and Fourth-​Generation Warfare
Reasearch Analyst Paul Pryce examines Operation Barkhane in the context of France’s interventions in the Sahel region and proposes some improvement measures for the mission , especially in light of recent instability in Burkina Faso. By Paul Pryce …
Digital Diplomacy Event: International #Twiplomacy
On 26 November 2014, I had the great pleasure of attending the Digital Diplomacy Event hosted by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development in Ottawa. This piece is a brief overview of the presentation as the author has interpreted it.…

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