Andrew Chisholm explores the true explanation for the inconsistency in Canadian Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships procurement.
Canada’s submarine fleet often sparks large debate. Going forward, that debate must centre on how costs, capabilities, and Canadian interests align with one another.
Canada has a lot of work to do to secure its interests in Asia Pacific. Taking on a role as a regional “honest broker” may be the best option.
Territorial disputes in Asia Pacific make headlines, but are underpinned by long-term strategies and trends, especially those of the US and China, which will shape the region in years to come.
The National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy was designed to re-fit Canada’s Navy and Coast Guard while giving Canadian shipyards a significant boost. But concern over costs has begun to plague the program before it ever gets off the ground.
The discovery of substantial natural gas deposits in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea may bring prosperity but it also may destabilize the region’s politics and increase regional tensions.