Canada faces two program options in replacing its 79 operational CF-18 Hornets: replacing them entirely with 65 new F-35s at $17 billion to $45.8 billion or repairing the current Hornets. Currently, Canada has paid the latest payment to the F-35’s Joint Strike Fighter program, delaying the imminent decision the Liberal government faces in replacing the […]
What can Canada do in Ukraine? Charlotte Le Vay explores how Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms can set a precedent to help end internal tensions driving the Ukrainian conflict.
Canada was once viewed as a leader of UN peacekeeping missions. However, this role has shifted with the changing nature of global conflicts. Jayson Derow discusses why it would be more effective for the Liberal government to devote military resources to the battle in Iraq and Syria, instead of fragmenting the Canadian Armed Forces to various ineffective missions in Africa to fight the same enemy.
Stéphane Dion is promising to take Canadian foreign policy in a new direction – one that’s both “moral” and “responsible.” Matt Korda argues, however, it’s all but apathetic toward human rights.
The NATO Association’s program editors and research analysts debate whether Canada should continue selling military equipment to Saudi Arabia.
Not only do unclear objectives delegitimize war efforts, but so too does setting a time limit for withdrawal. Jayson Derow discusses why any political and military success against ISIS will not be sustainable unless accompanied by a comprehensive political process and an enduring commitment to the complete eradication of ISIS.
In the first of a two-part series, Grace Lee reviews the major criticisms of Canadian security intelligence oversight leading up to the 2015 federal election.
Winning the conflict against ISIS will entail reaching a solidified victory, focusing on changing geopolitics, and observing lessons from the War on Terror in Afghanistan. Jayson Derow analyzes Canada’s strategy of utilizing military advisors within the Iraqi Security Forces to degrade ISIS.