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Recent News

Engage, Exchange, Educate (E3) CALL FOR PAPERS

Engage, Exchange, Educate (E3) 6-8 May 2019 Since 1987, the Conference of Defence Association’s Institute has contributed to defence and security discussions across Canada and strived to recognize excellence when and where it occurs. Engage, Exchange, Educate (E3) is...

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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: The Great War: From History to Modern Memory

  Kellen Kurschinski, Steve Marti, Alicia Robinet, Matt Symes, and Jonathan F. Vance, editors. The Great War: From Memory to History. Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2015. Pp. 427. Reviewed by Richard Roy   This book is a collection of scholarly essays...

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Book Review: Too Critical to Fail

Review of Kevin Quigley, Ben Bisset, and Bryan Mills, Too Critical to Fail: How Canada Manages Threats to Critical Infrastructure. (McGill-Queen’s University Press, Montreal and Ottawa, 2017), Reviewed by Dr. Robert Martyn.   The book opens with a dedication to the...

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Defending Democracy Event Summary

Over the past decade, the cyber security of elections and democratic institutions has become a critical issue both at home and globally. Canadian elections have proved to be relatively robust so far. Be that as it may, in 2017 Canada’s Communications...

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