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 defence 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.
The next issue of Canadian Naval Review is at the graphic designers. Volume 10, Number 2 will be out in the next few weeks. Once again we’ve got an exciting line-up of articles and commentaries. We are very pleased to welcome former Senator Hugh Segal to the Editorial Board, and he has written the Editorial for this issue. As well the issue includes the winning essay from our annual essay competition – by Lieutenant (N) Jonathan Douglas, entitled “Beyond Counter-Terrorism: The RCN and Canadian Interests in the Indian Ocean.” We also have an article about the Arctic and an article about child pirates, and commentaries about incidents at sea agreements in Asia, a submariner in World War I, and the next moves of Russian President Putin. And, of course, we have our regular columns.
News and Events
- We were pleased at the response to our annual essay contest. As always, there were a number of excellent submissions. The winner of this year’s Canadian Naval Memorial Trust/Bruce S. Oland Essay Competition is Lieutenant (N) Jonathan Douglas. His essay, entitled “Beyond Counter-Terrorism: The RCN and Canadian Interests in the Indian Ocean” and will be featured in the upcoming Fall issue.
- Read about the latest publication by CFPS: At What Cost Sovereignty? Canada-US Military Interoperability in the War on Terror, by Dr Eric Lerhe
- Read about another CFPS publication, Rise of the Rest: Opportunities and Implications, edited by David Beitelman and Jean-François Bélanger