If you are interested in writing a book review for the CDA Institute, please contact our Associate Editors at submissions@cdainstitute.ca  The CDA Institute also welcomes reviews of books not listed here that are relevant to contemporary discussion of Canadian security and defence broadly interpreted.  New books will be added as they become available. Check back often and happy reading!


Books Available for Review


Mental Health

  • Allister MacIntyre, Daniel Lagacé-Roy and Douglas R. Lindsay, Global Views on Military Stress and Resilience (Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2017).
  • Stephane Grenier and Adam Montgomery, After the War- Surviving PTSD and Changing Mental Health Culture (University of Regina Press, 2018).
  • Major Gary Ivey, Dr. Kerry Sudom, Waylon H. Dean, and Dr. Maxime Tremblay, eds., The Human Dimensions of Operations: A Personnel Research Perspective (Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2014).
  • Alice B. Aiken and Stephanie A.H. Belanger, eds., Military and Veteran Health Research: Shaping the Future (Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2011).
  • Alice B. Aiken and Stephanie A.H. Belanger, eds., Military and Veteran Health Research: A New Coalition for a Challenging Battlefield (Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2012).


The Arctic

  • Barry Scott Zellen, ed., The Fast-Changing Arctic- Rethinking Arctic Security for a Warmer World (University of Calgary Press, 2013).
  • Martin Breum, Cold Rush – The Astonishing True Story of the New Quest for the Polar North (McGill-Queen’s, 2018).  ** Advance reader’s copy – uncorrected proof.
  • P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Adam Lajeunesse, James Manicom and Frederic Lasserre, China’s Arctic Ambitions and What They Mean for Canada (University of Calgary Press, 2018).
  • Andrew Taylor, Daniel Heidt and P. Whitney Lackenbauer eds., Two Years Below the Horn- Operation Tabarin, Field Science and Antarctic Sovereignty, 1944-1946 (University of Manitoba Press, 2017).
  • Gordon W. Smith, P. Whitney Lackenbauer ed., A Historical and Legal Study of Sovereignty in the Canadian North- Terrestrial Sovereignty, 1870-1939 (University of Calgary Press, 2014).


Contemporary Canadian Affairs

  • Bill Graham, The Call of the World – A Political Memoir (On Point Press, an imprint of UBC Press, 2016).
  • Michael K. Carroll and Greg Donaghy, eds., From Kinshasa to Kandahar- Canada and Fragile States in Historical Perspective (University of Calgary Press, 2016).
  • Greg Donaghy and Michael K. Carroll, eds., In the National Interest- Canadian Foreign Policy and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, 1909-2009 (University of Calgary Press, 2011).
  • Nancy Taber, ed., Gendered Militarism in Canada- Learning Conformity and Resistance (University of Alberta Press, 2015).
  • Dr. Emily Spencer, ed., Special Operations Forces: Building Global Partnerships (Canadian Defence Academy, 2012).


International Issues

  • Michael Kaeding, Johannes Pollak and Paul Schmidt, eds., The Future of Europe – Views from the Capitals (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).
  • Jean-Francois Caron, Disobedience in the Military: Legal and Ethical Implications (Springer, 2018). ** Media review copy.
  • Peter Lehr, Counter-Terrorism Technologies: A Critical Assessment (Springer, 2018). ** Media review copy.
  • Roger Stahl, Through the Crosshairs: War, Visual Culture & the Weaponized Gaze (Rutgers University Press, 2018).
  • David Moffette, Governing Irregular Migration – Bordering Culture, Labour, and Security in Spain (UBC Press, 2018).
  • Alexandra Kerr and Michael Miklaucic, eds., Effective, Legitimate, Secure – Insights for Defense Institution Building (Washington, D.C.: Center for Complex Operations, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University, 2017).
  • Samuel Totten, ed., Dirty Hands and Vicious Deeds: The US Government’s Complicity in Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide (University of Toronto Press, 2018).
  • David J. Wasserstein, Black Banners of ISIS: The Roots of the New Caliphate (Yale University Press, 2017).
  • Paolo Foradori, Giampiero Giacomello and Alessandro Pascolini, eds., Arms Control and Disarmament: 50 Years of Experience in Nuclear Education (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).
  • John Kierulf, Disarmament under International Law (McGill-Queen’s, 2017).
  • Robert W. Murray, ed., Seeking Order in Anarchy- Multilateralism as State Strategy (University of Alberta Press, 2016).
  • Liang Tuang Nah, Security, Economics and Nuclear Non-Proliferation Morality: Keeping or Surrendering the Bomb (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).
  • Andrew Cottey, ed., The European Neutrals and NATO: Non-alignment, Partnership, Membership? (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).
  • Armin Krishnan, Why Paramilitary Operations Fail (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).
  • James Johnson, The US-China Military & Defense Relationship during the Obama Presidency (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).




Book Review no. 22 – Boileau of Fraser and Hanington, Operation Medusa: The Furious Battle that Saved Afghanistan from the Taliban

Book Review no. 21 – Frandsen of Murtagh and Kendall, The History of the RCAF Sentry Dog Program, 1963–1972

Book Review no. 20 – Ricketts of Wakelam, Cold War Fighters – Canadian Aircraft Procurement, 1945-54

Book Review no. 19 – Norris of Stewart, Strangers with Memories – The United States and Canada from Free Trade to Baghdad

Book Review No. 18 – Martyn of Cusumano and Corbe, eds., A Civil-Military Response to Hybrid Threats

Book Review No. 17 – Munton of Warden, Diplomat, Dissident, Spook 

Book Review No. 16 – Maxwell of Dennis, Reluctant Warriors – Canadian Conscripts and the Great War (See also No. 15 and No. 6)

Book Review No. 15 – Gravel of Dennis, Reluctant Warriors – Canadian Conscripts and the Great War (See also No. 6)

Book Review No. 14 – Burtch of Palmer, Becoming the Story: War Correspondents Since 9/11

Book Review No. 13 – Finzi of Nuri, Being Kurdish in a Hostile World

Book Review No. 12 – Cook of Wellington, Exhibiting War: The Great War, Museums, and Memory in Britain, Canada, and Australia

Book Review No. 11 – Finzi of Howard-Hassman, State Food Crimes

Book Review No. 10 – Roy of Nossal, Charlie Foxtrot: Fixing Defence Procurement in Canada 

Book Review No. 9 – Martyn of Geist, ed., Law, Privacy and Surveillance in Canada in the Post-Snowden Era

Book Review No. 8 – Roy of Charters, Whose Mission, Whose Orders? British Civil-Military Command and Control in Northern Ireland, 1968-1974

Book Review No. 7 – Griffiths of Ennis and Wakeham, eds., I Remain Your Loving Son – Intimate Stories of Beaumont-Hamel

Book Review No. 6 – Theobald of Dennis, Reluctant Warriors – Canadian Conscripts and the Great War

Book Review No. 5 – Martyn of Chowanietz, Bombs, Bullets, and Politicians: France’s Response to Terrorism

Critique de livre no. 4 – Battiss sur Haaland and Petersson, eds., NATO’s European Allies: Military Capability and Political Will

Critique de livre no. 3 – Battiss sur Yost, NATO’s Balancing Act

Book Review No. 2 – Kasurak of Maas, The Price of Alliance – The Politics and Procurement of Leopard Tanks for Canada’s NATO Brigade

Book Review No. 1 – Qaiser of Hanif, A Case of Exploding Mangoes


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