ON TRACK
The Summer 2016 Edition of ON TRACK is now available!
Vimy Paper 32
“Fleet-​Replacement and the ‘Build at Home’ Premium: Is it too expensive to build warships in Canada?” by Eric Lerhe
Annual Graduate Student Symposium
The next symposium will be held on October 1314, 2016. Register today.
CDA Institute Analysis
“Canadian National Strategy and the Role of Executive Education” by David Last
CDA Institute Analysis
“Senate Standing Committee on National Security and Defence: Written Statements and Testimony on the DPR
CDA Institute Analysis
“Trudeau’s Promises: From Coalition Operations to Peacekeeping and Beyond” by Stéfanie von Hlatky
CDA Institute Analysis
“The Canadian Armed Forces and the Arctic: Maintaining a Suitable and Sustainable Role,” by Adam MacDonald
Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence
The CDA and CDA Institute’s 2017 Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence will be held on February 1617, 2017.

From the Blog

The Foundation for Defence Procurement Reform in Ukraine
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 …
Trump’s Plan B: From demagoguery to violence
CDA Institute Security & Defence Blogger David Law, a Senior Associate/​Fellow at the Security Governance Group/​Centre for Security Governance in Kitchener, looks at Donald Trump’s exhortation to violence in the 2016 presidential campaign. …
What’s New at the CDA Institute, 15 August 2016
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 …
DPR Roundtable with Defence Industry
Ryan Olshansky, a former Analyst at the CDA Institute, comments on what was discussed at the recent DPR roundtable with Canada’s defence industry sector. The Canadian government took its consultations for its Defence Policy Review to the nation’s ca…
Core Challenge for the Defence Policy Review: Creating the Right Balance
CDA Institute Research Fellow Chuck Davies looks at the core challenge facing the Canadian Armed Forces – finding the right balance in the apportion of the defence budget. If the present defence policy review accomplishes nothing else, it must corre…
What’s New at the CDA Institute, 9 August 2016
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 …
Turkey: Cliques, conspiracies, and coups – Part 2
CDA Institute guest contributor Chris Kilford, a Fellow at Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy, offers a look at the comments and the advice he provided during what was an extremely traumatic episode for the Turkish people and governm…
Turkey: Cliques, conspiracies, and coups – Part 1
CDA Institute guest contributor Chris Kilford, a Fellow at Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy, offers a look at the comments and the advice he provided during what was an extremely traumatic episode for the Turkish people and governm…
Coup, Counter-​coup, Consequences – Part 4: Where do Turkey’s relations with the West go from here?
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 consequences of the coup in Turkey. This is Part 4 of a four-​part serie…
DPR in Edmonton: Searching for policy agreement
CDA Institute Analyst and Office Manager Robert Legere explores some of the key themes discussed at the Edmonton DPR roundtable. Security and defence experts came together in early June at a Defence Policy Review (DPR) roundtable in Edmonton – …

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