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Worst of Both Worlds: How automated warfare is fusing American foreign policies
CDA Institute guest contributor Megan Spurrell discusses the legal, ethical, and broader strategic consequences of the expanded US drone program. Last Wednesday a German court dismissed the case of three Yemenis whose relatives were killed in a 2012 US drone strike. The plaintiffs claimed that the German government was partly responsible for the d…
Roundtable Summary: Russia in the Asia-​Pacific
The following is a summary of the CDA Institute Roundtable “Russia in the Asia-​Pacific: Before and After Ukraine” held in Ottawa on 07 May 2015. These roundtable discussions are held under the Chatham House Rule. This summary reflects Analyst Lindsay Coombs’ perception of the discussion. The CDA Institute thanks Lockheed Martin Canada for its gener…
What’s New at the CDA Institute, 1 June 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 The next CDA Institute Roundtable Discussion is on June 10, featuring David Law to discuss “Knocking on the Door …
The Collapse of Yemen
CDA Institute guest contributor Emmanuel Seitelbach offers an overview on the situation in Yemen and the Saudi Arabia-​led intervention. Last winter, Canadians enjoyed the price of gasoline below one dollar for only a short period of time. One contributing factor to the rising price of a barrel of crude is the crisis in Yemen. The chaos taking…
Supporting the Canadian Armed Forces
CDA Institute guest contributor Steve Daly, a frequent contributor to the Canadian American Strategic Review, comments on some of the problems facing the government’s recapitalization efforts. When one makes a cursory examination of Canada’s defence budget, and the monies already earmarked for major capital acquisitions, it is e…
Tweeting the Narrative: Social media’s impact on irregular warfare
CDA Institute Blogger Nick Glavin, a researcher at the US Naval War College, writes about the role of social media in irregular warfare – an especially timely topic given that two of our student Analysts, Lindsay Coombs and Celeste Longo, will be participating in the #HackingConflict: Diplohack Ottawa 2015 event 2728 May 2015. Insurgents have bee…
Media Roundup, 19 May – 24 May 2015
We are pleased to post relevant news, articles, and commentaries on relevant security and defence related issues from the past week. Also look for additional material in our Security & Defence Briefings. ANNOUNCEMENTS The next CDA Institute Roundtable Discussion is on June 2, featuring Paul Heinbecker on ISIS/​Syria/​Canadian Mission. 70 percen…
Security & Defence Briefing, 22 May 2015
“Remembrace and Reminders” This briefing contains: From the Desk of the Executive Director CDA Institute Blog: The Forum China’s Burgeoning Navy: Assessing Priorities, Interests, and Objectives Defence Budget Scans: Canada, the US, and Australia Evolving Security Requirements in the Canadian Arc…

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