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.

 

Coming SOON: Spring 2015 (Volume 11, Number 1)

The spring issue of Canadian Naval Review (Volume 11, Number 1) will be out in the next few weeks. Once again we’ve got an exciting line-up of articles and commentaries. Here is a taste of what’s to come. Former Senator Hugh Segal has written the Editorial for this issue. There is an article which discusses the Russian Federation Navy, and the implications for the West of recent changes to its policy and capability. We’re very pleased to have an article that talks about the updates to the Aurora long-range patrol aircraft, and how these updates affect the role of the Auroras in the Middle East. As well, we have an article and several commentaries about Canadian submarines and military procurement – which are always interesting topics. And, of course, we have our regular columns. Check out the issue for yourself. And don’t forget to get a subscription, or become a sponsor or patron.

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Table of Contents

Volume 11, No. 1 (2015)

Editorial: Time for Genuine Engagement - Hugh Segal

The Russian Federation Navy Post-2015: Implications for Western Navies - David Rudd

Changing with the Times: The Evolution of Canada’s CP-140 Aurora - Colonel Iain Huddleston

Future Canadian Submarine Capability: Some Considerations - Norman Jolin

Enhancing Maritime Law Enforcement in the Pacific - Stanley Byron Weeks

Making Waves

Polar Ice Operations: What It Takes – Captain David (Duke) Snider

Better is the Enemy of Good Enough – Steven Knowles

Submarines, Love Them or Hate Them – Peter T. Haydon

A View from the West: Indonesia at a Maritime Crossroads - Brett Witthoeft

Dollars and Sense: Improving Defence Procurement - Dave Perry

Warship Developments: Why Such Delays and Prognostication? - Doug Thomas

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