In 2019, the federal government selected the replacement for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) aging Halifax-class frigates and Iroquois-class destroyers: the fifteen new Canadian Surface Combatants (CSC) will be a modified British frigate designed to operate as an anti-air or anti-submarine platform in coastal waters and the open ocean. In concert with the four Victoria-class Read More…
As Europe confronts Jihadists from across the Mediterranean, Arjun Singh lays out measures to upgrade NATO’s maritime operation for better European security.
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.
We are having the wrong conversation about Canadian defence spending.
Paul Pryce explains how a recent devastating earthquake in New Zealand offered a glimpse at the future role of the Royal Canadian Navy.
What do Canadians need to know about procurement? Elise Wagner delves into the essential knowledge that everyone should realize about the process that shapes foreign policy.
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.
Operation Qimmiq, a vital means for Canada to exert sovereignty in the Arctic, is underway. But Paul Pryce discusses the risk these missions could be suspended.
Naval procurement has long been ignored by the Canadian government and public. Now new investments may indicate a brighter future.
With Exercise Tradewinds successfully concluded, Paul Pryce discusses the deep roots of Canada’s defence relationship with Jamaica.