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The Beijing Bend: Future Trajectory of Pakistan-​China Relations, Part 2
Adnan Qaiser provides analysis on China-​Pakistan relations, and how neighbouring countries, such as India, are reacting to this new era of cooperation. This is the second and final post in this two-​part series. See the first instalm…
The Lone Wolf and Lost Dog – Examining Couture-​Rouleau and Zehaf-​Bibeau and the Lone Wolf Security Phenomenon
Meaghan Hobman examines the case of Martin Couture-​Rouleau and Michael Zehaf-​Bibeau as examples of the new “lone-​wolf” security phenomenon, and what, if anything, can be learned to prevent future attacks. On October 20th, Martin Coutur…
24th Vimy Award Gala Reception & Dinner
The Conference of Defence Associations Institute 24th Vimy Award Gala Reception & Dinner Friday, 7 November&nbs…
The Beijing Bend: Future Trajectory of Pakistan-​China Relations
Adnan Qaiser provides analysis on China-​Pakistan relations, and how neighbouring countries, such as India, are reacting to this new era of cooperation. This is the first post in a two-​part series. By Adnan Qaiser The idiom ‘birds of a feathe…
THE CONFERENCE OF DEFENCE ASSOCIATIONS (CDA) EXTENDS HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF TWO MEMBERS OF THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES
The tragic loss of two of their own, this week, is a stark reminder of the dangers faced by all members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). The CDA and the CDA Institute wish to extend sincere condolences to the families and friends of Warrant Office…
17th Annual Graduate Student Symposium
This article is an executive summary of CDA Institute’s 17th annual Graduate Student Symposium held at the Royal Military College of Canada on October 16th and 17th, 2014. On October 16th and 17th, 2014, the CDA Institute held it’s 17th annual Gra…
Security & Defence Briefing – Fighting the Islamic State
This briefing contains: From the Desk of the Executive Director “Why Canadian ground combat troops should not deploy to Iraq at this time” – Tony Battista “Airstrikes and Beyond: Learning on the Job in Iraq” – Rob Cook “The Khorasan Group: From…
Airstrikes and Beyond: Learning on the Job in Iraq
As the American-​led coalition continues its airstrike campaign in Iraq and Syria, there are several key factors to consider if these efforts are to produce lasting and positive results. The American public and international community may be experienc…
The Khorasan Group: From Obscure to Infamous
Recently an obscure Al Queda affiliated cell, known as the Khorasan Group, has captured the attention of the media. This article outlines what is known thus far about the group spanning topics such as its surmised leaders to the threat it may pose to…
Security & Defence Briefing – Intervention in Iraq, Canada and the Baltic Air Policing Mission, developments in the Middle East, and the geopolitical imperative
This week’s briefing contains: From the Desk of the Executive Director “Emergency Parliamentary Debate on Iraq“ “Canada and the Baltic Air Policing Mission – a Retrospective“ Roundtable Summary: “Current Developments in the Middle East“ “Geopo…

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