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Strategic Studies Working Group

The Strategic Studies Working Group (SSWG) was a partnership between the Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI) and the Canadian International Council (CIC), which incorporated the former Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies.

 

Canada’s Strategic Profile 2013

The Strategic Profile consolidates important demographic, economic and military data into a concise document that allows for a quick yet detailed overview of where Canada stands in terms of defence and development.

 

The Canadian Forces in 2025

The Canadian Forces are in transition after Afghanistan. Equipment needs to be replaced, personnel are worn down, and government policy is uncertain. What will the future look like? Five distinguished experts here examine each of the three services, space, and cyberwarfare, postulating the future as it might be – as it will likely be – in 2025. Their accounts will surprise and enlighten readers.

 

Drone Week: Kill Watch Aid

Whether for their military (kill), surveillance (watch), or humanitarian (aid) capability, drones have begun to make a mark on the world of international affairs. As interest in the use of unmanned systems  grows, so too does the need to scrutinize our assumptions and probe the limitations of knowledge about them. The Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute and the Canadian International Council’s Drone Week provides that space.

 

Canada’s Strategic Profile 2012

The Canadian Forces Strategic Profile outlines Canada’s military, at home and abroad.

Forces Abroad

The Future of Fighting

In 2011 came the end of Canada’s longest ever military commitment. Over the course of 10 years, Canada spent more than $18 billion on its mission in Afghanistan. Over the next 10 years, where should military resources be allocated?

The Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute and the Canadian International Council’s The Future of Fighting e-conference explored this question in depth with a 7 week series of op-eds and online conversations moderated by the University of Ottawa’s Philippe Lagassé.

Papers

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Strategic Datalink

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