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.

NOW AVAILABLE: Winter 2015 Issue

The Winter issue is back from the printers and available. As always the quality of articles is high, see below for the table of contents.
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 Table of Contents: Volume 10, Number 3

 Editorial: Always the Bridesmaid, Never the Bride - Ann Griffiths

 The Case for a More Combat-Capable Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship - Rob Huebert

 NOPEC: A Game Worth Playing? - Andrew Bergel

 Interoperability and the Future of the Royal Canadian Navy - Andrew Touesnard

 A Clash of Naval Strategies in the Asia-Pacific Region - Brian Wentzell

 Most Capable Design or Most Qualified Team? - Janet Thorsteinson

 A View From the West: Reefs of Discontent in the South China Sea - Brett Witthoeft

 Dollars and Sense: Can DND Afford New Submarines? - Dave Perry

 Warship Developments: Flexible Examples from Offshore - Doug Thomas

Human Capital and the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy - Commander Ian Wood

 Making Waves

AOPS and the NSPS: Wishful Sinking? - Danford W. Middlemiss

Collaborative Naval Procurement: Lessons from the ANZAC Frigate Build - Jeffrey Collins

Book Reviews


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