Andrew Chisholm explores the true explanation for the inconsistency in Canadian Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships procurement.
Author: Andrew Chisholm
A Future for Canadian submarines? Costs, Capabilities, and Interests
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.
NORAD in the Arctic: A real option for Canada?
Andrew Chisholm asks how viable NORAD is for Canada considering issues with ballistic missile defence and the structure of NORAD’s maritime domain awareness role.
Securing Interests in Asia Pacific: An honest broker role for Canada
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.
Securing Asia Pacific: Chinese and American Strategies and Challenges
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.
NATO in the North? The Debate Over an Alliance Presence in the Arctic
Andrew Chisholm considers the debate over whether NATO should play a role in Arctic security. Which players are driving it, why Canada is opposed, and what is a better option for Canadian interests in the region.
Costs vs. Capabilities: Canada’s National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy
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.
Prosperity or Instability? The Natural Gas Game in the Eastern Mediterranean
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.
Another Round With BMD?
Andrew Chisholm argues that the time may be right for Canada to join BMD, but many issues need to be resolved first.
An End to the “Honeymoon?” The PM, the CF, and the Fiscal Situation
The PM’s comments stand in contrast to the words of new CDS General Thomas Lawson, at the same ceremony, that there is “very little fat” which can be cut. This has led some to ask whether Prime Minister Harper’s “Honeymoon” with the CF has reached its end.