The first proxy war of the Cold War broke out roughly 69 years ago today, on June 25th, 1950, with the invasion of North Korea onto South Korea across the 38th parallel. It was not until the election of Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent in 1948 that Canada changed its character towards Korea and the […]
Operation IMPACT is currently the largest deployed operation in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). The operation consists of Canada’s contribution to global efforts to defeat the threat of Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL) in Iraq and Syria. It consists of two phases. The first entailed reversing the territorial gain of Daesh, while the […]
As a result of heavy rain and melting snow throughout April, Quebec continues to face the consequences of significant flooding. As of May 13th, thousands are still recovering, with the Laurentians and Outaouais being the most affected. Flooding has also occurred throughout Ontario and New Brunswick, causing officials to keep close watch over the rivers […]
News stories about the Ogossagou massacre that killed more than 161 people, the death of Malian soldiers at the hands of jihadi terrorists, as well as the resignation of the Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga hardly paint a picture of progress towards inter-communal peace in that country. In fact, an analysis of MINUSMA (the […]
On Wednesday, March 13th 2019, Research Analyst Alexis Amini was interviewed by the Monocle Daily on the topic of RCAF pilot shortages. Photo: The RCAF’s livery is shown on this leased King Air 350, which operates out of 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario. Via. Royal Canadian Airforce website. Disclaimer: Any views or opinions expressed in articles […]
In this article, Isabelle Ava-Pointon examines the recent incident in the Sea of Azov. This timely and complex event will provide valuable insight into the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian conflict over the fate of Crimea.
As the centenary of the First World War draws to a close, the Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of Defence have stepped up their programs of remembrance. Commemoration is a political act that signals to partners and competitors that Canada remembers its past military successes engages with its heritage, and is ready to serve again in the future if necessary.
Canada’s relationship with the F-35 Lightning II Joint-Strike Fighter is a long and complicated one. In this article, Justin Dell provides an overview of this chapter in the history of Canadian military procurement, underscores some of the implications of Canada’s actions towards this weapons program, and argues that the Canadian government has made the wrong decision in turning its back on the aircraft.