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Dr. Andrew Burtch, Historian, post-1945, Canadian War Museum The 40-degree heat was oppressive, unrelenting, and there was no relief from the noon sun as Major Simon Mailloux, who still serves with the Royal 22nd Regiment, pushed himself to finish the last 100...read more
Canada’s new defence policy, with its extensive foreign policy undertones, paints a gloomy picture of rising global economic disparity, violent extremism and unstoppable mass migration. Canada is, it continues, an island of stability in comparison and therefore...read more
From: Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA), The Rīga Conference Papers 2017: Security in the Baltic Sea Region: Realities and...read more
The Almost Perfect Ploy: How to Understand the Accelerated Enhancement of the North Korean Threat Part II: Seeing through the China-Russia Korean Agenda David Law Western observers almost invariably claim that China is opposed to Kim the Third’s nuclear bombast,...read more
The CDA Institute was delighted to host former U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman at a Special Event on 12 July 2017. Ambassador Heyman was nominated by then-President Barack Obama in September 2013, confirmed by the U.S. Senate in March 2014, and served until...read more
Dear Friends of the Conference of Defence Associations, the CDA Institute and the broader Security and Defence Community, Today is my last day as Chief Executive Officer of the Conference of Defence Associations and the CDA Institute. Allow me to reflect briefly on...read more
The Almost Perfect Ploy: How to Understand the Accelerated Enhancement of the North Korean Threat Part I: Rethinking the Threat David Law Since 2012, North Korea has succeeded in significantly enhancing its capacity to carry out nuclear explosions and to...read more
Twenty years ago, the Canadian government issued the “Report to the Prime Minister on the Leadership and Management of the Canadian Forces”. More commonly known as the “Young Report”, it called for sweeping changes to the professional education of Canadian military...read more
David Law discusses the impact and possible intent behind the style of governance being practiced by the United States Administration. America’s descent into chaos moved into a higher gear this past week. It will take a lot of civil courage on the part of a lot of...read more
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