The Canadian Naval Review is published by the Mulroney Institute of Government at St. Francis Xavier 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 Mulroney Institute's focus on Maritime Security.

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
Canadian Naval Review
Vol. 14, No. 2 (2018)

CNR has settled nicely into its new home at St. Francis Xavier University – although there are still a few hiccups we have to sort out. And to celebrate our new home, we’ve produced another great issue. We start with a controversial Editorial asking why we hear so much about the Type 26 option for the CSC, and if the ‘fix is in’ on the CSC competition. That’s sure to raise some comments. We then move on to some interesting articles. Our first article looks at the policies and practices to recruit and retain women in the armed forces of Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The second article takes a look at the purposes and prospects of Operation Nanook and how it has changed under the Trudeau government. Our third article discusses a book about European navies and considers how Canada’s navy has fared in the years since the end of the Cold War compared to its European allies. Making Waves contains some great material: one commentary questions the future ability of the AOPS to work in the Arctic without adequate fueling facilities; one commentary looks at the message Canada is sending the world with the lightly-armed AOPS; another commentary makes us think the unthinkable, a NATO without the United States; and another commentary looks at Egypt and the Mistral ships it bought (or did it?) from France. And of course, we have our usual columns and book reviews – and great photos. Check it out now!

The issue in now available – keep your eyes on the CNR Twitter account for updates (@CdnNavalReview). See the full table of contents below.


Table of Contents

Volume 14, No. 2 (Fall 2018)

Editorial: A Tilted Playing Field: Is the Fix in for the CSC? - by Ann Griffiths and Dan Middlemiss

Women and the Armed Forces: Inclusive Policies and Practices in Canada, Australia and New Zealand - by Isabelle Caron and Sébastien Girard Lindsay

Operation Nanook: Purpose, Evolution and Future - by Adam Lajeunesse

Review Article: The Decline of European Navies: Lessons for Canada? - by Jeffrey Collins

Making Waves

  • Arctic Naval Patrol and the Refuelling Thereof - by Commander (Ret’d) R.A. (Bob) Rutherford
  • Understanding the Delusion and the Reality Behind Canada’s Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships - by Robert Smol
  • Is It Time for a NATO Without the United States? - by Pat Ambrose
  • From Paris with Love: The Egyptian Navy and the Mistrals - by Mohammed Elgayar
  • Whither the Type 26? - by Poseidon

View from the West: Assessing Maritime Threats from the Yemeni Civil War - by Chris Chan

Dollars and Sense: Get Going with the Refresh of the National Shipbuilding Strategy - by Dave Perry

Warship Developments: Museum Ships - by Doug Thomas

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