David McDonough / @DS_McDonough

Research fellow, Centre for the Study of Security and Development, Dalhousie University

David McDonough is deputy editor at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, and a research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Security and Development, Dalhousie University. He previously was research manager and senior editor at the Conference of Defence Associations Institute. He received a PhD in Political Science from Dalhousie University in 2011. He has published and edited widely on Canadian strategic policy and international security, including as editor of Canada’s National Security in the Post-9/11 World: Strategy, Interests, and Threats (University of Toronto Press, 2012).

Most Recent Posts


China's Carrier Ambitions

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December 10, 2013
Canada greeted the addition of an aircraft carrier to China's navy with little more than a shrug. David S. McDonough explains why the ship's strategic implications deserve greater attention.

Reacting to China’s ADIZ

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December 2, 2013
David S. McDonough offers an alternative take on the United States' reaction to China's "air defence identification zone" over the East China sea.