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Home Policy Articles: Military & Defence: National Security: 2004


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A Vigilant Parliament: Building Competence for Effective Parliamentary Oversight of National Defence popular

Douglas L. Bland and Roy Rempel express grave concerns over the lack of interest the Canada�s Parliament has shown in defence policy and foreign affairs since the post-Cold War era began.
http://www.irpp.org/pm/archive/pmvol5no1.pdf

Canadian Naval Future: A Necessary Long-Term Planning Framework

In this unrefereed working paper, Peter T. Haydon calls for an updated Canadian naval strategy.
http://www.irpp.org/miscpubs/archive/wp/wp2004-12.pdf

Managing Global Crises – and the U.S. Colossus

In this report, David Wright argues that Canada should never blindly follow the United States vis-à-vis decision-making around international crises. On the other hand, he argues that Canadians should never feel inadequate or irrelevant when they do support U.S. positions, especially on security issues. Wright suggests that Canada should take positions on international issues that are based on its interests and consistent with its values.
http://www.cdhowe.org/pdf/commentary_207.pdf

Thinking the Unthinkable: Security Threats, Cross-Boarder Implications and Canada's Long-Term Strate

Danielle Goldfarb offers highlights and analysis around a confidential seminar, held in 2003, where experts from a variety of fields discussed national security policy.
http://www.cdhowe.org/pdf/backgrounder_77.pdf