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Mind the ‘gaps’ in Canadian defence policy, even after Budget 2015
CDA Institute Research Manager and Senior Editor David McDonough has a new piece in the Canadian International Council’s Open​Canada​.org on the recent PBO report and Budget 2015. We are pleased to repost the piece here on our Blog. A recent report on defence sustainability by the Parliamentary Budget Office has raised a number of questions about th…
Budget 2015: Overview of Defence & Security Related Aspects
CDA Institute Research Fellow Charles Davies provides a helpful summary on the security and defence-​related components of the Canadian government’s 2015 budget. The 2015 Federal budget contains a number of items related to the government’s defence and security agenda, as well as revisions to veteran’s benefits. Here is a brief summary: Defence: …
The End of the Sanctions Régime against Russia?
CDA Institute guest contributor David Law, Senior Associate at the Security Governance Group and Senior Fellow at the Centre for Security Governance, provides commentary on France’s position on the sanctions régime against Russia. On 25 March, the head of France’s Directorate of Military Intelligence (DRM), General Christophe Gomart, made a statem…
L’émergence de l’Union européenne comme puissance militaire au XXIème siècle
CDA Institute guest contributor Michael Lambert, visiting researcher at uOttawa’s Centre for International Policy Studies, comments on the prospects of a European integrated force. We will be providing an English version of this post shortly. L’Europe apparait aujourd’hui comme la principale promotrice du dialogue pour solutionner les confli…
The Dichotomy in Stabilizing Iraq: Iran versus the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL
CDA Institute guest contributor Nick Glavin, US Naval War College researcher, provides an insightful look at the role of Iran and Shiite militias in the fight against the Islamic State. The US-​led Global Coalition to Counter ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) has now been active for over six months. Over sixty countries have partnered tog…
Media Roundup, 13 April – 19 April 2015
We are pleased to present key news stories on issues related to security and defence currently facing Canada and the international community. UN Arms Embargo on Yemen Rebels (Washington Post): The United Nations Security Council passed a resolution 14 to 0, with only Russia abstaining, to place an arms embargo on Houthi rebels in Yemen. The …
Reclaiming Canada’s reputation in anti-​submarine warfare
CDA Institute Board Member Commodore Kelly Williams (Ret’d) has an article in Vanguard Magazine exploring the history and future of the Royal Canadian Navy’s anti-​submarine warfare capabilities. We are pleased to repost the article here on our blog. There has been a distinct shift in the way the world thinks about maritime security and defence. As…
Garissa Attacks Put Spotlight on Kenya’s Response to Growing Terror Threat
Ryan Cummings, Red24’s Chief Analyst on Africa, writes in the International Peace Institute’s Global Observatory about Kenya’s response to the al-​Shabaab terrorist group, which is the same group that recently threatened the West Edmonton Mall. We are pleased to repost the article here on our blog. Not long after the 2013 siege at the We…

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