In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Canada has rolled out a slew of measures to defend NATO’s eastern flank. This article summarizes and critically analyzes these recent trends in Canadian defence and foreign policy.
European and Russian Defence Procurement: Not All Spending Is Made Equal
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created an existential crisis for European security and demanded greater European strategic responsibility. Currently, European NATO members and the EU are on a mission to decouple from energy dependence on Russia. They are also committed to recapitalizing their armed forces. How these multi-billion-dollar investments are spent will be critical to Read More…
Germany’s Tornado Gap: Nuclear-Sharing and the F-35
Germany’s underfunding in the development of a new fighter-bomber leaves a capability gap in NATO’s nuclear sharing agreement when the Tornado retires in 2030. Germany must now turn to the F-35 to fill the gap.
Risen From the Grave: Reimagining Battleships Key to Growing NATO’s Naval Power
Samer Khurshid examines that the need for re-imagined battleships is the key to growing NATO’s naval power.
What’s the Deal with the F-35?
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.
Special Report on Defence Policy Pt 2/5: Examining Cash vs Accrual
In Part 2 of the Special Report on the Defence Policy Touraj Riazi and Ian Pelekis discuss the implications of Cash vs Accrual basis of accounting.
Special Report on Defence Policy Pt 1/5: Initial Findings
Canada’s recent Defence Policy presents a 20-year vision for the CAF. Is this policy realistic? This report summarizes Touraj Riazi’s and Ian Pelekis’ initial findings, in the first part of this series.
Canada’s One Percent
We are having the wrong conversation about Canadian defence spending.
Should We Be Concerned About Who Canada Is Selling Military Arms To?
Kathryn Verdoni sheds light on Canada’s controversial arms sale to Saudi Arabia with a detailed analysis of the benefits and drawbacks.
Top Canadian Forces Procurement Projects: What You Need to Know
In 2016, the Federal Government allocated $20.3 billion (0.99 per cent of GDP) for defence. If you have ever wondered where some of that money goes, look no further. Below is a list of some of the top projects that the Canada’s armed forces are currently funding. 1.) The Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV): a Read More…