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Vimy Paper No. 37 – The Night That Shook A Nation: The 2016 Turkish Military Coup – What Happened and Why it Failed
Executive summary Turkey has been a vital member of NATO since 1952 and remains the anchor of NATO’s southeastern flank. What happens there is important. And during the late evening hours of 15 July 2016, a group of senior military officers attempted, but...read more
There are a half-dozen or so dimensions of the Korean Question on which I think many experts have gotten it seriously wrong. Here is my short list of their misunderstandings - and the myths that have been propagated in the process. One myth revolves around the...read more
Rhoda E. Howard-Hassman, State Food Crimes (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016). ~ ~ ~ Reading State Food Crimes takes me back to my days as a graduate student studying under professor Rhoda E. Howard-Hassman and learning about the complex interplay between...read more
On 22 March 2018, we had the pleasure of attending a forum hosted by the Friends of the Canadian War Museum that discussed perspectives on “Today’s Veteran” as explored through three informative presentations. Dr. Andrew Burtch, the Canadian War Museum’s post-1945...read more
Kim Richard Nossal, Charlie Foxtrot: Fixing Defence Procurement in Canada (Toronto: Dundurn, 2016). ~ ~ ~ The fundamental purpose of all equipment procurement is to ensure national armed forces have the necessary capabilities to carry out the missions assigned to them...read more
Michael Geist, ed., Law, Privacy, and Surveillance in the Post-Snowden Era (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2015). ~ ~ ~ Edward Snowden came to global prominence in 2013 for having stolen classified information from the U.S. National Security Agency. The material,...read more
Book Review No. 8 – Roy of Charters, Whose Mission, Whose Orders? British Civil-Military Command and Control in Northern Ireland, 1968-1974
David A. Charters, Whose Mission, Whose Orders? British Civil-Military Command and Control in Northern Ireland, 1968-1974 (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017). ~ ~ ~ David A. Charters, a retired professor of military history at the University...read more
Now that the academic semester has more or less finished, the CDA Institute is saying goodbye to its two interns - Eva Luc and Hannah Delaney - as they carry on with their respective programs at Carleton University. While at the Institute, both did a stellar job ......read more
Roundtable Summary Report – Turkey’s Security Challenge within its Neighbourhood: Operation Olive Branch
The CDA Institute was delighted to host Talip Küçükcan, Turkish Member of Parliament, and Resul Serdar Atas of TRT Al Arabia for a roundtable on Operation Olive Branch and Turkey's recent actions in the Middle East and Syria. The discussion centred on three main...read more