In 1995, Canada and Spain entered into a maritime dispute off the eastern coast of Canada. Canadian warships intercepted and seized Spanish fishing vessels not obeying the quotas of multilateral institutions tasked with fostering intergovernmental cooperation in the area. This conflict, dubbed the Turbot War, is an example of Canada use of unilateral force when multilateralism fell short. Lessons from this case should be applied to the changing Far North.
Nick Raffey discusses how the Canadian Armed Forces are combating the transportation of illicit narcotics in the Carribean Sea and the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
Paul Pryce explains how a recent devastating earthquake in New Zealand offered a glimpse at the future role of the Royal Canadian Navy.
The HMCS Athabaskan has had a long successful career. With the destroyer’s retirement looming, Canada’s Navy will face significant limitations on its capabilities for the next several years.