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Stratfor Chief Security Officer Fred Burton wrote an article in Stratfor reflecting on his work with the State Department in the wake of the 1993 attacks on the World Trade Centre. We are pleased to have permission to repost this article on the CDA Institute Blog: The Forum. On Feb. 26, 1993, a massive explosion rocked the World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 others. Terrified schoolchildren were…
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L’analyste de l’Institut de la CAD, Oksana Drozdova, fournit un aperçu de l’histoire du Collège militaire royal de Saint-​Jean et de son retour au statut universitaire. Le ministre de la Défense nationale Harjit Sajjan a annoncé le 17 mai 2016 que le Collège militaire royal de Saint-​Jean (CMR Saint-​Jean) allait de nouveau accorder des diplômes de niveau universitaire. Avant cela, le Collège militaire royal du Canada (CMRC), à Kingston, en Ontario,…
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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, comments on the recent tête-​à-​tête between Vladimir Putin and Recep Erdogan. On 15 August, the Russian and Turkish presidents met in St Petersburg. This was their first encounter since their two countries’ bilateral relations went very seriously south after Turkey shot down a Russian jet in November 2015. The two leaders made…
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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 A Roundtable with Ward Elcock will occur on 13 September 2016 at KPMG, 150 Elgin Street, suite 1800 between 10:3013:00. Register here. A Roundtable with Lieutenant-​General Michael Hood will occur on 26 October 2016 at…
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Colonel Ross Fetterly (Ret’d) recently wrote a paper on defence procurement issues facing Ukraine for the Centre for Security Governance. We are pleased to have permission to repost the following extract. The full paper can be found here. Like many other national governments, the government of Ukraine finds itself challenged to adapt to a dynamic and continually shifting security environment; however, the circumstances of Ukraine in 2016 are unique and pressing.…
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