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Vimy Papers are annual studies published on a regular basis by the CDA Institute; each one addresses a critical strategic defence and security issue for Canada and Canadians.


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Vimy Paper 34 (13 February 2017)
The Strategic Outlook for Canada: Strategy and Mission After the Defence Policy Review

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The Fourth Dimension: The F-​35 Program, Defence Procurement, and the Conservative Government, 20062015 | Backgrounder

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Fleet-​Replacement and the ‘Build at Home’ Premium: Is it too expensive to build warships in Canada? | Backgrounder

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Canada, NORAD, and Missile Defence: Prospects for Canadian Participation in BMD | Backgrounder

rsz vimy paper leduccoverVimy Papers 2830 – Graduate Student Symposium Edition (31 March 2016)
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rsz vimy paper 27 so2016 english coverVimy Paper 27 (16 February 2016)
The Strategic Outlook for Canada 2016: In Search of a New Compass | Backgrounder

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Competition in Defence Procurement: The Popular Choice, but not Always the Right One | Backgrounder

vimy paper 25Vimy Papers 2325 – Graduate Student Symposium Edition (6 February 2015)
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The Strategic Outlook for CanadaVimy Paper 22 (17 February 2015)
The Strategic Outlook for Canada | Backgrounder

Putting the 'Armed' Back Into the Canadian Armed Forces: Improving Defence Procurement in CanadaVimy Paper 21 (14 January 2015)
Putting the ‘Armed’ Back Into the Canadian Armed Forces: Improving Defence Procurement in Canada | Backgrounder

Canada’s Defence Procurement Strategy: An End or a Beginning?Vimy Paper 20 (17 September 2014)
Canada’s Defence Procurement Strategy: An End or a Beginning? | Backgrounder

The Growing Gap Between Defence Ends and Means: The Disconnect between the Canada First Defence Strategy and the Current Defence BudgetVimy Paper 19 (11 June 2014)
The Growing Gap Between Defence Ends and Means: The Disconnect between the Canada First Defence Strategy and the Current Defence Budget | Backgrounder

Defence Transformation and Renewal: Teeth, Tails and Other MythsVimy Paper 18 (21 May 2014)
Defence Transformation and Renewal: Teeth, Tails and Other Myths | Backgrounder

Papers From the 16th Annual Graduate Student SymposiumPapers From the 16th Annual Graduate Student Symposium (7 May 2014)
Canadian Security Interests: Looking Beyond |
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Strategic Outlook for Canada: A Search for LeadershipVimy Paper (18 February 2014)
Strategic Outlook for Canada: A Search for Leadership | Backgrounder

Doing Less With Less: Canadian Defence Transformation and RenewalVimy Paper (30 January 2014)
Doing Less With Less: Canadian Defence Transformation and Renewal | Backgrounder

Papers From the 15th Annual Graduate Student Symposium: Looking BeyondCDA Institute analysis (12 September 2013)
Papers From the 15th Annual Graduate Student Symposium
Canadian Security Interests: Looking Beyond
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Defence Austerity: The Impact to DateCDA Institute analysis (18 March 2013)
Defence Austerity: The Impact to Date

F-35 Case StudyCDA Institute report (10 March 2013)
Towards an International Model for Canadian Defence Procurement?
An F-​35 Case Study
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Strategic Outlook for CanadaVimy Paper 6 (20 February 2013)
2013 Strategic Outlook for Canada

Backgrounder | Media Coverage

Canada and the NATO Training Mission in AfghanistanCDA Institute analysis (21 December 2012)
Canada and the NATO Training Mission in Afghanistan

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The Next Generation Fighter Capability Annual Update as Reviewed by KPMGCDA Institute analysis (12 December 2012)
The Next Generation Fighter Capability Annual Update as Reviewed by KPMG

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Canadian Whole of Government OperationsCDA Institute analysis (6 December 2012)
Canadian Whole of Government Operations: Kandahar 09/​201007/​2011

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Leading from Behind is Still Leading: Canada and the International Intervention in LibyaCDA Institute analysis (4 May 2012)
Leading from Behind is Still Leading:
Canada and the International Intervention in Libya

The Strategic Outlook for CanadaVimy Paper 5 (2012)
The Strategic Outlook for Canada

Backgrounder | Media Coverage

Security in an Uncertain World: A Canadian Perspective on NATO’s New Strategic ConceptSpecial study (March 2010)
Security in an Uncertain World:
A Canadian Perspective on NATO’s New Strategic Concept

The Strategic Impact of Energy DependencyVimy Paper 4 (2009)
The Strategic Impact of Energy Dependency

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Canadians and Asia-Pacific SecurityVimy Paper 3 (2008)
Canadians and Asia-​Pacific Security

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Defence Requirements for Canada’s ArcticVimy Paper 2 (2007)
Defence Requirements for Canada’s Arctic

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Creating an Acquisition Model that DeliversVimy Paper 1 (2006)
Creating an Acquisition Model that Delivers

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