The next Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence will be Feb 1819, 2016.
Procurement Challenges for the New Government: Assessing Liberal Defence Promises
The Honourable Jason Kenney, (then) Minister of National Defence at the 2015 Ottawa Conference
Winning presenters at the 2015 Graduate Student Symposium
Congratulations to the recipient of the 2015 Vimy Award, Honorary Captain (N), the Honourable Hugh D. Segal
Federal Election 2015: Context and Insights on Canadian Security and Defence Issues.
Take a Long-​Term View of National Defence – Part 2: Advice for Members of Canada’s 42nd Parliament
Read the latest issue of ON TRACK, the journal of the CDA Institute.
The Vimy Paper series covers many security and defence topics, including the Strategic Outlook for Canada.

From the Blog

Entre pragmatisme et sollicitation internationale : l’Armée allemande en Ukraine et en Syrie
Blogueur pour l’Institut de la CAD, Michael Lambert, doctorant au Collège doctoral de la Sorbonne (France) et à l’Université de Tampere (Finlande) partage ses reflexions sur l’Armée allemande. Alors que la Chancelière Angela Merkel s’est décidée à e…
Security and Defence Briefing (12016) – From the Desk of the Executive Director
Our latest Security and Defence Briefing (12016) is now available. We are pleased to repost Tony Battista’s From the Executive Director column. I wanted to first offer my best wishes to one and all for the New Year. We have been very bus…
What’s New at the CDA Institute, 5 February 2016
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 Registration is NOW
ON TRACK (Winter 2015/​2016) is Now Available!
Our Winter 2015/​16 Edition of ON TRACK is now available. We are pleased to repost CDA Institute Research Manager and Senior Editor David McDonough’s From the Editor column describing the contents of this issue. Our new Canadian government int…
China’s Middle East Balancing Act
CDA Institute Security & Defence Blogger Adam MacDonald, an independent scholar on Canadian foreign policy and Asia-​Pacific security, examines China’s role in the Middle East. Turmoil in the Middle East has motivated most of the world’s major p…
Canada and Contemporary Peacekeeping Operations
CDA Institute Research Fellow Michael Cessford looks at the complicated nature of contemporary peacekeeping operations, in light of the government’s renewed commitment to such missions. “To contribute to greater peace throughout the world, the…
“Canada is Back” – Part 2: Trudeau and the Use of Force
CDA Institute guest contributor Kim Richard Nossal, professor of political studies at Queen’s University, comments on the new government and its view on the use of force. This is Part 2 of a two-​part series. Canada might be “back,” as the meme adop…
Perilous Pakistan: Between a Nuclear Power and Failing State
CDA Institute Security & Defence Blogger Adnan Qaiser, a political and defence analyst with a distinguished career in the armed forces and international diplomacy, examines the factors contributing towards the country’s continued instability. In…

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