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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, analyzes the factors that are likely to drive the actions of the three key international actors — the Unites States, Russia, and China — over the coming years. Evoking Churchill’s “Gathering Storm”, he discusses possible scenarios, all of which would inevitably be felt across the globe. With Donald Trump now sworn in as the American…
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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, examines the future of Afghanistan after the stalled Afghan talks under the quadrilateral framework. A treadmill can never get you to your destination; intra-​Afghan dialogue has been one such process, as shown by the Taliban’s refusal to join peace-​talks and President Ashraf Ghani’s rejection to seek neighbouring…
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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, explores why Washington has shown strategic reticence during the Obama presidency. It has become part of the mainstream security discourse in Western capitals to accuse Washington of failing to exercise leadership in the crisis situations now afflicting Ukraine and Syria. While it is true that the US is not playing…
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Alexandra Gheciu wrote a pieceon cooperative security for the Blog of the Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa. We are pleased to have permission to repost it on our Blog: The Forum. A few days ago, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced that advanced weaponry, a reinvestment in Europe, and an overall focus on great-​power rivalry would define the final defense budget of the Obama Administration. The proposed…
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CDA Institute Security & Defence Blogger Adam MacDonald, an independent scholar on Canadian foreign policy and Asia-​Pacific security, explores China’s rise as a great power from the perspective of different international relations approaches – Neo-​Realism, Power Transition Theory, Liberal Institutionalism and Social Constructivism. This is the concluding post of a five-​part series. International Relations (IR) theory is increasingly interested in understanding the causes and consequences of China’s global rise. The linkage,…
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