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Recent News

Vimy Paper 39: To Trip a Bear

In the latest CDA Institute Vimy Paper, Andris Banka of Çağ University explores Canada's role as lead nation in NATO's enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) battle-group in Latvia and the part deterrence plays in shoring up the security of the Baltic republics. ...

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International History and Canada Declassified

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Matthew Wiseman discusses the world of Canadian international history and exciting new developments for those scholars and members of the public looking to access declassified...

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Another broken promise?

With the recent release of the Auditor General's report on Canada's Fighter Force, it is once again a timely moment to reflect on Canadian defence procurement. Retired senior RCAF officer and former NORAD deputy commander, Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Louis...

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ON TRACK- Autumn 2018

From the Editor In this issue of ON TRACK, we review a range of critical issues in Canadian defence policy and important developments in international security that will undoubtedly have repercussions for many years to come. Executive management consultant...

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Book Review: From Kinshasa to Kandahar

Carroll, Michael K and Greg Donaghy, From Kinshasa to Kandahar: Canada and Fragile States in Historical Perspective (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2016). Reviewed by Adam Finzi  Canada’s legacy of intervening in fragile states is both an enduring part of its...

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Book Review: Small Wars, Big Data

Small Wars, Big Data: The Information Revolution in Modern Conflict Eli Berman, Joseph H. Felter and Jacob N. Shapiro, Small Wars, Big Data: The Information Revolution in Modern Conflict. (Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2018) Reviewed by Charles Davies  ...

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