What’s New from the CDA Institute – 6 July 2017


Recent CDA Institute Web Updates/Dernières mises à jour sur le Site internet de l’Institut de la CAD:

Upcoming Roundtable Advisory – 12 July 2017/ Avis de Table-rond – le 12 juillet 2017

“U.S.-Canada relations in flux:  a view from Washington”

Date: Wednesday, 12 July, 2017 / Mecredi, le 12 juillet, 2017
Location / Endroit: 150 rue Elgin St, Suite 1800, les bureaux de KPMG Offices
L’Heure / Time: 10h00 – 13h00 / 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Gen Paul Kern Biography/ Cohen Group

For full details and to register please click here. / Pour les plus amples détails et l’inscription, clickez ici.

Le nombre de places disponible est limité – premier arrivé premier servi / Space is limited – first come first serve basis.

First annual Captain Nichola Goddard “Game Changer” Award – the call for nominations may be found here:


Submissions for the annual CDA Institute Vimy Award are now being accepted.  Details on the award may may be found at:


Launch of CDA Institute Book Reviews



From our Associations:

CDA Institute Aerograms – From our Research Fellow Howard Coombs:

Attached and available at https://www.crisisgroup.org/crisiswatch?utm_source=Sign+Up+to+Crisis+Group%27s+Email+Updates is CrisisWatch – Tracking Conflict Worldwide – for June 2017.

June saw the insurgent group Boko Haram step up deadly attacks in Nigeria and Cameroon, and communal violence spike in central Mali. In Egypt, the authorities hardened against opposition voices while Syrian regime forces and their allies are likely to come into more direct confrontation with the U.S.-led coalition in July as the two sides compete to seize territory from the Islamic State (ISIS). A Saudi Arabia-led bloc severed diplomatic ties with Qatar accusing it, inter alia, of supporting Islamist groups. While in East Asia, relations between China and Japan, locked in a dispute over islands in the East China Sea, took a positive turn, particularly when they agreed to launch an air and maritime contact mechanism. In Colombia, in a significant step forward in implementing the peace agreement, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) completed the handover of their weapons. (see attachment for more)

June 2017 TRENDS

Deteriorated Situations

Cameroon, Egypt, Mali, Nigeria, Qatar

Improved Situations

China/Japan, Colombia

July 2017 OUTLOOK

Conflict Risk Alert


Conflict Resolution Opportunity


“VR Howard”

News around the World:

Australia creates military cyber unit to expand hacking attacks (Reuters, 30 June)


Despite deep consultation with Canadians by the Government on the new Defence Policy, Ralph Surette opines that Canadians are still not sure of the ‘why’ for military forces. (Halifax Chronicle Herald, 1 July)


With North Korea pushing hard, U.S. faces high stakes, limited options (CBC.ca, 5 July)


Corée du Nord : Pyongyang “hors de contrôle” ? (France 24, 5 juillet)


Turkey says it’s not ‘declaring war’ in Syria, but ready to respond (Reuters, 5 July)


China, Russia offer plan for easing North Korea tensions (Asahi Shimbun, 5 July)


Mr Trump goes to Warsaw

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