As debate continues, Misha Boutilier examines how Canada can contribute to the mission IS.
Author: Misha Boutilier
State-Building Up Front: The Path Forward for the Central African Republic
Misha Boutilier discusses state-building in the Central African Republic.
Canada’s Reserves: A Lesson from the U.S.?
Misha Boutilier discusses the impact that reduced military spending will have in the US and Canada.
Mass Reserves or Professional Soldiers? Ukrainian and Canadian Reserves Compared
Misha Boutilier analyzes the differences between the reserve forces of Canada and Ukraine.
The Need for Canadian Involvement in the Central African Republic
Misha Boutilier argues that Canada needs to send peacekeeping troops or at least logistical support to the current peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic.
Defence Cuts: Reserves Pay the Price
By mandating large defence cuts while keeping personnel and capital expenses fixed, the government has ensured that the readiness of the Forces will suffer.
The Purpose of the Reserve: Mobilization, Augmentation, or Integration?
Misha Boutilier argues that Reserves need not serve as a base for mass mobilization, they should instead continue in their role of augmenting the Regular Force, while also expanding their ability to complement Regular Force skills.
Leading from the Bleachers: The Impact of the Federal Budget on the Canadian Forces
Misha Boutilier discusses how reducing the Department of National Defence’s budget is going to impact Canada’s hard power capability.
The Reserves in Historical Perspective
Misha Boutilier traces the dramatic evolution of the Canadian militia in a global context.
Conflict Prevention and the Central African Republic: Success or Failure?
The Central African Republic was once considered a success story for conflict prevention, but with mass killing in the streets of capital city Bangui, Misha Boutilier revisits the issue.