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Recent News

BUDGET 2019 OVERVIEW – Defence and Security

Not unexpectedly in an election year, and nearly two years removed from the publication of Strong, Secure, Engaged, Canada’s Defence Policy, Budget 2019 contains relatively little in the way of new defence commitments, although it does have a section on...

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Future of Canada’s Cybersecurity

*Image courtesy of itworldcanada.comBy Andriyha Soans            Computer technology today is ubiquitous. In 2017, there was an estimated 3 billion hand held devices in circulation across the globe with a 50 per cent increase expected by 2020.[i] These...

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Vimy Paper No. 41: The Art of War Games

Queen's University's Thomas Hughes explores the Art of War Games: Canada and the Political Effects of Military Exercises in CDA Institute's latest Vimy Paper.EXECUTIVE SUMMARYMilitary exercises can play a significant role in shaping the international...

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   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 the CDA Institute’s annual...

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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: Vimy: The Battle and the Legend

Tim Cook. Vimy: The Battle and the Legend. Toronto: Penguin Canada, 2018. Pp. 488.   Reviewed by Richard Roy   The memory of any event, especially battles and wars, must be constructed and periodically reinvigorated if it is to endure. Tim Cook, a military...

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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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