The Canadian Naval Review is published by the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies (CFPS) at Dalhousie University. It is a professional journal examining a wide range of maritime security issues from a Canadian perspective. It focuses on strategic concepts, policies, historical perspectives, and operations of the Canadian Navy, plus oceans policy, marine affairs and national security in general. This initiative brings together members of the Canadian defense and academic communities and is a component of the CFPS’s Maritime Security Program.

The Canadian Naval Review has three primary objectives:

  • provide a public forum for the discussion of the maritime dimensions of Canada’s national security;
  • provide a public forum for the discussion of Canada’s naval and maritime policies; and
  • provide a source for the public examination of Canadian naval and maritime history and for the development of lessons learned.


Next Issue of CNR is now available
Summer 2016 (Volume 12, Number 2)

The summer issue is now available. Here is a preview of what you’ll see in the summer issue. It contains the winning essay from our annual essay competition sponsored by the CNMT. It also contains a conversation with Rear-Admiral John Newton. We go back in time with an article discussing maritime immigration to Canada in 1914 and the Komagata Maru incident, an article discussing the ‘Rolls-Royce Destroyers’ which were Canada’s first made-to-order warships, and a commentary on a Canadian woman who worked at Bletchley Park in the Second World War. But the issue isn’t only about the past, we also look to the future in an article about taking the long view of shipbuilding in Canada, and commentaries about the possible options for new submarines, and going green in the maritime sector. And, of course, we have our regular columns and a selection of book reviews.

This is just a sample of the exciting and interesting material contained in this issue. Take a look at the Table of Contents.

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Table of Contents
Volume 12, No. 2 (2016)

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Editorial: Whatever Happened to Piracy? by Ann Griffiths

Winner of 2016 CNMT Essay Competition: China as an Emerging Arctic Player (Free Access) by Adam P. MacDonald

Kept at Bay in Vancouver Bay by Daniel Demers

Readiness? Aye, Ready! In Conversation with Rear-Admiral John Newton (Free Access) by Andrea Lane

Taking the Long View of the Shipbuilding Programs by Ken Hansen

The ‘Rolls-Royce Destroyers’: Canada’s First Made-to-Order Warships by S.D. Campbell

Making Waves

  • Maybe, Just Maybe, They’re Serious by Cal Mofford
  • Energy Use and Conservation in the Marine Sector by Peter Haydon
  • Canadian Wren Recalls Attachment to Bletchley Park by Drew Tapley

Dollars and Sense: The Navy Actually is a Liberal Priority! (Free Access) by Dave Perry

A View from the West: China, Japan, and South Korea Look North by Diana Edwards

Warship Developments: Submarines Great and Small by Doug Thomas

Book Reviews

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