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Home Policy Articles: Military & Defence: Spending: 2004


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.

Canada's Military Posture: An Analysis of Recent Civilian Reports popular

This Critical Issues Bulletin addresses the authors� view that the Canadian Forces have declined in the last decade, and the reasons they cite for its decay.

Canadian Naval Future: A Necessary Long-Term Planning Framework

In this unrefereed working paper, Peter T. Haydon calls for an updated Canadian naval strategy.

Force Structure or Forced Structure? The 1994 White Paper on Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces in the 1990s.

In this article Sean M. Maloney cites, in his view, the need for a new Canadian defence policy. He also explores the restructuring that such an overhaul of the system would entail.

Realism Canadian Style: National Security Policy and the Chretien Legacy

In this Policy Matters paper, Joel Sokolsky considers Jean Chr�tien's decision to keep Canada out of the US-led war in Iraq and how this positioning fit vis-�-vis previous dealings with the US in the area of security policy.