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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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CDA Institute Research Fellow Charles Davies provides an overview of the potential fighter aircraft candidates in five years, when the government says it will select a permanent replacement for the CF-​18s. With the government’s decision to acquire 18 Boeing Super Hornets as a gap-​filler, and take up to five years to competitively select a permanent fighter replacement, it is useful to briefly look ahead to that eventual decision point to consider…
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General Paul Manson (Ret’d), a Council Advisor at the CDA Institute, wrote a piece on the Liberal plan for interim Super Hornets that has been submitted to the National Post. We are pleased to have his permission to post it on our Blog: The Forum. The announcement by defence minister Harjit Sajjan that the Liberal government is proceeding toward the purchase of eighteen Super Hornet fighter aircraft as an “interim” measure…
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