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In the Media

Elinor Sloan: Our made-in-Canada defence problem

by Elinor Sloan

National Post, October 27th, 2014

 

Terror shouldn't break our ties with our soldiers

by David Bercuson

The Globe and Mail, October 22, 2014

 

Investment Agreements with China: Exploring the Relations between the Canada-China FIPA and the US-China BIT

by Hugh Stephens

China-US Focus, October 15, 2014

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Something Has to Give: Why Delays Are the New Reality of Canada’s Defence Procurement Strategy

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.

 

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Policy Update

Coherent Grand Strategy?
Perils of the "Pivot"

by Jimmy Peterson

MA Candidate at Simon Fraser Institute, Jimmy Peterson, assesses America’s recent “pivot” or “rebalance” away from Europe and towards the Asia-Pacific.  This shift is part of a “broader form of strategic primacy, relying on coercive diplomacy against China over security issues in the Asia-Pacific”. This paper demonstrates that domestic factors are imperative as a driver of grand strategy.  

 

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2014/2015
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"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?


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