future security environment

Gated Cities: Nairobi, Mumbai and Matt Damon’s Elysium*

One month after discussing the relationship between Canada’s National Security and healthy communities I visited Nairobi and Mumbai affording frontline views of living with the war against global terrorism in contrast to Canada’s community peace of mind (CPOM). My Nairobi taxi driver said it is a thirty-minute drive from the […]

CFPS Maritime Security Conference 2012

The Maritime Security Conference 2012 will take place at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, from 4 to 7 June 2012. The conference title is “Delivering Maritime Security in Global Partnership: Identifying Cooperative Strategies for Future Maritime Security Engagement.”  The conference will be co-sponsored by the Combined […]

The Naval Association of Canada 2012 AGM and Conference

The Naval Association of Canada has announced a one-day conference, to be held in conjunction with its Annual General Meeting, on Friday, 01 June 2012 in Ottawa.  The conference, which is entitled “Our Navy, Our Industry, Our Future,” advertises the following theme: Replacement of the Canadian fleet is essential. The […]

The RUSI Future Maritime Operations Conference 2012

The Royal United Services Institute (U.K.) has announced a two-day event to be held on Wednesday and Thursday, 04 and 05 July 2012.  The conference, which is entitled “The Use of the Sea for Global Security and Prosperity,” advertises the following theme: The NATO-led operation off Libya highlighted the contribution […]

A ‘Clarion Call’ for change from the Governor General

Dr. David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and Commander-in-Chief of the Canadian Forces, published a fascinating vision statement in the form of an opinion article in the Globe and Mail on Friday, 17 February. He asserts that finding ways to coherently and effectively deal with the complex challenges of the […]

Integration: Beyond the inefficiencies of 3-D, ‘Whole-of-Government’, CIMIC and CMCoord

Senator LGen. the Hon. Roméo A. Dallaire (Ret’d), Senior Fellow, Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, Dalhousie University, and Carrier-Sabourin Krystel, War Studies Ph.D. student, Royal Military College of Canada Canada desperately needs to reorganize the way the CF does business in order to deal with modern threats to peace and […]

RUSI’s Future Maritime Operations Conference

The Royal United Services Institute has opened early registrations for its upcoming conference, which marks the 180th anniversary of the organization.  Conference details are provided below. RUSI’s Future Maritime Operations Conference is one of the Institute’s flagship events and, since its inception in 2004, has become a permanent fixture and […]


Military spending vs. energy security: U.S. tactics and Chinese strategy

Few readers of Washington-based Elizabeth McCowan’s article, entitled “Military versus Climate Security: U.S. and China Worlds Apart,” (Reuters, 11 Jan 11) would fail to disagree with this combative stark title. The main tenet of her work shows how the U.S. is failing to realise the importance of balancing defence spending […]

Dalhousie Maritime Security Conference celebrates past and ponders future.

From 16-18 June 2010, the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies held its 21st Maritime Security Conference.  Titled “The Canadian Navy Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow,” this year’s conference coincided with the Canadian naval centennial. As such, this year’s conference was largely introspective and centred on the Canadian navy itself, with panels […]

2007 Maritime Security Conference Report*

[* Moderator’s Note:  This article was originally published in the Summer 2007 (Vol. 3, No. 2) issue of Canadian Naval Review.] The 2007 Maritime Security Conference took place 14-16 June at Dalhousie University, drawing 120 delegates from around the world. Participants from Chile, India, Pakistan, the United Kingdom and the […]