As airstrikes against IS are carried out and an F-22 has successfully carried out its mission, Christopher Cowan looks at the future of the Fifth Generation of fighter aircraft.
Anti-Satellite Weapons: Warfare in the Final Frontier
With the world’s eyes on Eastern Europe and the Middle East, Christopher Cowan looks to the stars, pondering the possibilities of war in space.
China’s “Maritime Silk Road”
With Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent conclusion of his four country tour, Christopher Cowan analyzes the purpose of these visits, the promotion of the Silk Road and Maritime Silk Road initiatives.
The F-35 and the Arctic: Does It Fit the RCAF’s Needs?
In this article, Christopher Cowan examines the suitability of the F-35 for the RCAF’s needs and explores other possible options.
Russia’s Trouble with the INF Treaty
With ongoing back and forth accusations over violations of a 1987 treaty, Christopher Cowen examines Russia’s concerns over the applicability of this Cold War era treaty in the modern world.
The NATO Response Force and Free Riding
Christopher Cowan analyzes the issue of NATO members shirking their responsibilities to the alliance and the ramifications this could have on proposed additions to the Alliance’s capabilities.
A New ‘Big Honking Ship’: A Canadian Naval Renaissance? (Part 5/5)
In Part V/V, Christopher Cowan provides final analyses on the proposed procurement of an amphibious assault ship for Canada.
A New ‘Big Honking Ship’: A “Made in Canada” Solution? (Part IV/V)
In Part IV/V, Christopher Cowan analyzes the possibility of Canada producing its own amphibious assault ship.
A New ‘Big Honking Ship’: Examining the French Option (Part III/V)
In a continuation of his five-part series, Christopher Cowan examines the advantages of procuring a French Mistral-class vessel.
A New ‘Big Honking Ship’: Examining the American Options (Part II/V)
In Part II/V, Christopher Cowan discusses the Royal Canadian Navy’s possible American options for the procurement of an amphibious assault ship.