About us

Canadian Naval Review is published by the Brian Mulroney Institute of Government at St. Francis Xavier 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 Brian Mulroney Institute's focus on Maritime Security.

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.
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CNR Archives

Articles, commentaries and opinion pieces are invited from the widest spectrum for the purpose of informing, stimulating debate and generally challenging readers. The opinions expressed by the authors do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Editor, Editorial Board, Brian Mulroney Institute, the Department of National Defence, or the Royal Canadian Navy. (Please review our Submissions guidelines and Privacy policy, terms and conditions)