The Canadian Naval Review is published by the Centre for the Study of Security and Development  (CSSD) 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 defense 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.

Winter issue NOW AVAILABLE
Volume 13, Number 4 (2018)

Another issue of CNR is available in print and online – once again including interesting and timely articles. The winter issue features an article suggesting a new model for the Naval Reserves to update their mandate and assist in recruiting and retaining members. There is also an article arguing that Canada should acquire amphibious strategic sealift capability, in particular for use in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations around the world. And there is an article about how maritime insurance/P&I Clubs can provide assistance in making maritime sanctions effective. Making Waves is full of interesting commentaries – about supply ships, Canadian marines, in defence of the National Shipbuilding Strategy, funding veteran charities and introducing a new maritime security centre in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. To top it all off, there are the usual fascinating columns and a selection of book reviews.

The Winter issue is now available, a preview of the full table of contents is below.

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Table of Contents

Volume 13, No. 4 (2018)

Editorial: Ready Aye Ready for a Changing Sea, by Hugh Segal

The Naval Reserve: An Alternative Perspective, by Commander Dennis Witzke and Commander Luc Tremblay

Strategic Canadian Amphibious Sealift Capability, by David Dunlop

Strategic Maritime Planning and the Role of P&I Clubs, by Heinz Gohlish

Making Waves

  • After the New Protecteur-Class, What Next?, by Commander R.A. Rutherford
  • ‘Amphibiosity,’ ‘Big Honking Ships’ and Royal Canadian Marines: A Reassessment, by Colonel (Ret’d) P.J. Williams
  • National Shipbuilding Strategy: Not Perfect, Not Broken, by Howie Smith
  • New Funding Model for Veteran Charities, by Dermod Coombs
  • The Mulroney Institute of Government is Launched at StFX with a Focus on Maritime Security, by Adam Lajeunesse

A View from the West: India and the Quad: Balancing National Interests and Regional Realities, by Jocelyn Sandhu

Dollars and Sense: How is the National Shipbuilding Strategy Going?, by Dave Perry

Warship Developments: Snippets, by Doug Thomas

Book Reviews


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