Preview: CNR Fall 2021 Issue

By Dr. Ann Griffiths, 16 September 2021

Summer has ended and fall has begun. We are now dealing with the fourth wave of this never-ending pandemic saga. But the show must go on and thus we continue to produce new issues of Canadian Naval Review.

I’m happy to announce that the Fall issue is coming soon. Here is a preview of what’s in store for you. The issue begins with an Editorial examining the topic of military training and exercises, an issue that has come into the spotlight with the collapse of the Afghan National Army and the country’s fall to the Taliban. Then we have five articles, all of which are timely and interesting. The first article examines a topic that was in the news for weeks this summer – the blockage of the Suez Canal by a huge container ship. What happened and what will be the implications? Read the article and find out. The second article takes a look at the maritime warning function in NORAD. The third article examines incident at sea agreements, using the US-Soviet INCSEA Agreement as a point of discussion, and examining recent agreements and negotiations in Asia. The fourth article discusses submarines, and explains how they are useful and why Canada needs them. And the final article discusses the use of ‘loitering munitions’ – i.e., “optionally recoverable unmanned aerial vehicles, capable of self-propelled and self-controlled flight, with a built-in reconnaissance and explosive payload that can be detonated on target” – in the maritime environment. These articles are all excellent.

We also have a selection of interesting commentaries. Contributors discuss delays in the construction of icebreakers, a plan to create a Canadian maritime tactical helicopter squadron, the ‘northern bridge’ to Europe, and a possible future for global maritime forces. As well, we have a commentary on how the new Arctic Fisheries Agreement will affect the Canadian Coast Guard. The good material just never ends! In other words, as usual the issue is full of amazing material – illustrated with beautiful photos.

If you don’t have a subscription yet, you should get one so you don’t miss anything.

The issue will be available soon – keep your eyes on the CNR Twitter account for details (@CdnNavalReview). And see the full table of contents below.

Table of Contents

Vol. 17, No. 2 (2021)

Editorial: Training in the Spotlight

Ann Griffiths

Suez Canal Blockage

Heinz Gohlish and Michael Moon

NORAD’s Maritime Warning Role: Origins and Future

Andrea Charron and James Fergusson

Towards Multilateral Arrangements Regarding Incidents at Sea in Europe

David F. Winkler

Why Canada Needs Submarines

James Brun

Exploring the Impact of Loitering Munitions in the Maritime Environment

Christopher Verklan

Making Waves

The Ongoing Delays of Building a New Heavy Icebreaker

Jeff G. Gilmour

It is Time for a Maritime Tactical Helicopter Squadron

Major (Ret’d) Les Mader

Canada’s Northern Bridge to Iceland

Steven Bright

Global Naval Forces are Key to the World’s Future

Mikael Perron

Impacts of the Arctic Fisheries Agreement on the Canadian Coast Guard

Nicole Covey

Dollars and Sense: Canadian Patrol Submarines: Complementing or Competing with Continental Defence?

Dave Perry

Warship Developments: Expeditionary Sea Basing

Doug Thomas

Book Reviews

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