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The Interconnected World   Recently updated !

Who cares about the fight between Saudi Arabia and Qatar? Why should we care about what seems like a small difference of opinion among former friends? Well, there are a few reasons to care. Aside from concern that this is yet another destabilizing factor in the region, and that the […]


Reading Lists for Military Leaders

Every year senior leaders in the United States Navy release a recommended reading list. This, like many other military reading lists, is a mix of classic literature and new entries. For example, the 2017 list ( includes both Mahan’s book The Influence of Sea Power Upon History and P.W. Singer […]


New Defence Policy

The Defence Policy Review released last week is an ambitious commitment not only to the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces, but to the support of Canada’s foreign policy goals as articulated just a few days before.  Those whom Canada sends in harm’s way ought to have the […]