Naval Policy

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Canada Needs a More Transparent Weapons Costing Process

31 May 2018. Dr. Dan Middlemiss. Why do successive federal governments treat Canadians as pliant ignoramuses on matters of defence? Take for example, the budget estimates for the Canadian Surface Combatants. Ottawa will soon, we are told, be awarding a contract for up to 15 new warships, yet the entire […]

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China and the Arctic

We’re very pleased to announce that one of the members of the CNR Editorial Board has just had a book published. China’s Arctic Ambitions and What They Mean for Canada  is one of the first in-depth studies of China’s increasing interest in the circumpolar North. It offers a holistic approach […]

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HA/DR from Canada, Part 2

[FAKE NEWS] Canada’s Two New Humanitarian Aid Ships Enter Service! Imagine that the Canadian government has just welcomed two humanitarian assistance/disaster relief ships to the Canadian fleet. MV Norman Bethune with her home port on Canada’s East Coast has been tasked with humanitarian aid to the Caribbean, Eastern Mexico, eastern […]

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Argument for Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief Ships [Part 1]

The world’s climate is changing. Without embarking on arguments about who or what is to blame, the point is that there is a problem facing Earth. In 2016 there were around 1,900 meteorological, hydrological or climatological loss events – 130 of those were classified as severe or very severe. In […]

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Royal Navy Changes and Challenges

We’ve published a series of commentaries in CNR by Vice-Admiral Sir Jeremy Blackham about challenges and changes with the Royal Navy. (See his most recent commentary in the upcoming fall issue of CNR.) In his commentaries Blackham argues that it is dangerous to lose sight of the conventional elements of […]

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RAF fighters ‘bound for Japan for first time in decades’ as UK builds military ties – And Canada?

This Telegraph article leads with:             “Britain is considering sending fighter jets to Japan for the first time in decades for joint combat exercises in the country, amid heightened tension in the region over China’s territorial claims. The announcement of closer military ties with Tokyo came as the Foreign Secretary […]

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