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CDA Institute Security & Defence Blogger David Law, a Senior Associate/​Fellow at the Security Governance Group/​Centre for Security Governance in Kitchener, discusses what the global energy sector might look like in the near future. He analyzes various oil-​rich regions, suggesting that a bounce-​back in the Russian and American energy economy is, perhaps, dependent on conflict in the Middle East. This is Part 2 of a two-​part series. In the first part of this post, I argued that one…
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CDA Institute Security & Defence Blogger David Law, a Senior Associate/​Fellow at the Security Governance Group/​Centre for Security Governance in Kitchener, offers his analysis on the increasingly-​complex relationship between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin with regard to Big Energy. He explores Rex Tillerson’s — President-​elect Trump’s Secretary of State pick — history as Exxon Mobile’s chief and discusses recent difficulties of the global energy sector. This is Part 1 of a two-​part series. Much of the post-​election chatter in…
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CDA Institute Council Advisor Richard Cohen comments on American-​Russian relations in light of the upcoming Trump presidency. This is based on his opening remarks during a panel on Ukraine at the Ukrainian Armed Forces Day at the Canadian War Museum on 6 December 2016. In the short term there will undoubtedly be uncomfortable moments for Ukraine and for America’s other friends and allies around the world, stemming from Donald Trump’s offhand…
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CDA Institute Security & Defence Blogger Adnan Qaiser, a political and defence analyst with a distinguished career in the armed forces and international diplomacy, investigates the Indo-​Pak nuclear conundrum related to the recent Nuclear Suppliers Group’s (NSG) meeting in Vienna. In his testimony to the US Congress on 8 September 2016, Carnegie Endowment for Peace’s Toby Dalton found the US administration’s continuous support for an “unconditional and exceptional NSG membership path…
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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 and Defence Briefings. ANNOUNCEMENTS Registration for the 2017 CDA and CDA Institute Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence is now up. Click here to register. 2016 Ross Munro Media Award – Call for Nominations CDA INSTITUTE BLOG: THE FORUM The Malian…
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