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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.…
I Went to the CDA Institute’s Graduate Symposium and So Should You
By Dashiell Dronyk, M.A. Candidate at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. Last October I had the fortunate to give a presentation at the 17th Annual Graduate Symposium held by the Conference of Defence Associations Institute at…
United Arab Emirates: Targeting Terrorism
On November 15, 2014, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Cabinet published a list of 83 designated terrorist organizations. In this article Analyst Lindsay Coombs gives an overview of the groups included on the list and the broader implications …
Dangerous Liaisons: Pakistan’s Middle East Shift
Adnan Qaiser discusses the national interest’s of Pakistan, and how its position has drastically changed from one of non-​interference to dangerous liaisons. By Adnan Qaiser National interests are always blind and brutal; however, the governme…

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