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 Spring 2014 issue of CNR is hot off the press. This issue is the beginning of Year 10 of CNR publication! We hate to brag, but we’re very proud to offer another great issue. The Spring issue includes articles about the Ocean Tracking Network, crewing strategies for the new ships that are going to be built, what the Canadian Navy can do to prepare for “The Battle of the Indian Ocean 2039,” developing a national undersea security strategy, and alternative suggestions about the ships that should be built in the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy. We also have commentaries about the Defence Procurement Strategy, the maritime helicopter program, new history courses being offered about World War I on its 100th anniversary, illegal fishing off West Africa, and lessons that can be learned from the events in Crimea. A highlight is the column by Dave Perry that examines the impact of Budget 2014 on the Canadian Armed Forces.
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