Naval Policy

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RCN Naval Diplomacy

José Cañadas Méndez, 25 April 2021 In March 2021 the Naval Association of Canada (NAC) issued a new Niobe paper. The subject this time is “The Royal Canadian Navy and […]

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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  […]

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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 […]

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USN cyber ops

Navies Adapt to Information Warfare

Military forces increasingly rely on networked information to function effectively. Now we talk about information warfare. This means taking both defensive actions to protect your information and the systems that […]

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Australia’s 2016 Defence White Paper

As Canada readies for a new defence review, Australia has just released its long-awaited Defence White Paper, along with an Integrated Investment Program as well as a Defence Industry Policy […]

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Our navy, Our country

The fall out of the recent federal election, amidst the worldwide economic swirl, opens an opportunity for the Canadian government to invest in Canadian jobs and Canadian technology through Canada’s […]

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A reply to ‘Amphion’

Amphion is not the only naval personage musing about the future of the Canadian naval fleet. His comments are serious food for thought as innovative choices and decisions are required […]

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Thinking the un-thinkable

The navy’s plan to replace the existing fleet on a one-for-one basis plus a couple of extra ships over the next 30 or so years is ambitious and very expensive. […]

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Whither the navy?

On February 22, 2008, the Ottawa Citizen published an anonymous letter, entitled “Navy Capabilities Slide While Government Sits Idle”, attributed to a serving Canadian Naval Officer in David Pugliese’s Defence […]

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Give new icebreakers to the coast guard

Neil Reynolds, in his column “Bring back the mighty ship Labrador” (Feb. 14), writes that “Canada could very quickly deploy heavy Arctic icebreakers that function simultaneously as armed naval patrol […]

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Debating Defence and Naval Policy

For much of February 2007, a small group of academics that included serving and former naval officers engaged in an electronic debate on the future of Canada’s defence and naval […]

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