Something has to Give: Why Delays are the new Reality of Canada's Defence Procurement Strategy A new report examines what major defence acquisitions have been made and why; what progress has been made on those acquisitions; and why stated and actual delivery dates differ. It also assesses the government's performance and accountability and assist high-level government policy-makers in their work.
A New Way to Fly: Major Challenges Facing Air Force Planers over the next 20 years A new report concludes that air force planners need to actively expand their thinking to identify capabilities and gain the flexibility necessary to respond to unexpected events while contending with a finite defence budget, thus necessitating adaptability.
Humanity's Best Hope: Increasing Diplomatic Capacity in Ten (uneasy) Steps A new Policy Paper investigates the current crisis diplomacy is facing in both image and substance, concluding that if diplomatic capacity is to be increased, radical change will be required. He identifies ten priority areas that foreign ministries should address to implement effective reforms.
A Primer to the Wales NATO Summit: NATO, summit agenda, results, Canadian interests The 26th NATO summit will be held Sept 4-5 near Cardiff in Wales and will bring together Presidents, Prime Ministers, and ministers responsible for foreign affairs and defence. CDFAI Vice President, Colin Robertson examines the importance of NATO, what will be on the agenda and why the results will matter to Canada.
Something Has to Give: Why Delays Are
the New Reality of Canada’s Defence
by Elinor Sloan
In the second edition of what will
be an annual status report on selected
major Canadian defence acquisitions and
initiatives, Elinor Sloan examines what
major defence acquisitions have been
made and why; what progress has been
made on those acquisitions; and why
stated and actual delivery dates differ.
The report is designed to assess the
government's performance and help to
hold the government accountable while
assisting high-level government
policy-makers in their work.
A New Way to Fly: Major Challenges
Facing Air Force Planners over the next
by George Macdonald
Macdonald examines the new challenges
facing air force planners over the next
20 years. Planners need to actively
expand their thinking to identify
capabilities and gain the flexibility
necessary to respond to unexpected
events. Balance will be key in dealing
with future challenges, made more
difficult by a finite defence budget,
but adaptability will be essential.
"Canada & the World Speaker Series: The
Geopolitics of Energy "
International relations and the flow of oil and
gas are being closely watched and in some
regions significantly realigned. Alberta crude
and natural gas are being discounted with these
new realities. Ultimately the geopolitics of
energy will become more important to
international security. Energy for Europe and
Middle East sources are but two significant
examples of this new reality. Where do alternate
energy sources fit into this puzzle?