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Where is Defence in the Federal Election?
CDA Institute Research Manager & Senior Editor David McDonough explores the issues of defence policy and procurement in Canada’s federal election. On 2 August 2015, Prime Minister Stephen Harper asked Governor-​General David Johnston to dis…
If Only There were Real Baathists in the Islamic State…
CDA Institute guest contributor Craig Whiteside, an associate professor at the Naval War College Monterey in the United States, explores the make-​up of the Islamic State and the role of former Baathists in the militant group. There is a school of th…
The Radicalization of the Sinai Insurgency
CDA Institute guest contributor Emmanuel Seitelbach, an independent analyst on international affairs, writes about the current radicalization taking place in the Sinai. On 1 July 2015, a series of simultaneously orchestrated attacks against Egy…
Rethinking the ‘Hard Approach’ to Online Extremist Content
CDA Institute Security & Defence Blogger Nick Glavin, a researcher at the US Naval War College, assesses the hard approach to counter online extremist propaganda. International terrorist organizations continue to exploit the Internet for propaga…
China’s ‘Space Silk Road’ and Strategic Competition in Space
CDA Institute guest contributor Malcolm Davis, a post-​doctoral research fellow at Bond University, Australia, comments on the possibility of Sino-​American strategic competition in outer space. In May 2015, the Chinese government released its latest …
What’s New at the CDA Institute, 24 August 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 Institut…
The Changing Face of Warfare in the 21st Century
Audrey Kurth Cronin, director of the International Security Program at George Mason University, has written a thought-​provoking piece on the changing nature of warfare. We are pleased to have permission to repost it on the CDA Institute Blog: The For…
The Iranian Bomb and its Geopolitics
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 recent Iranian nuclear deal. Like family members, hostile…

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