Canadian Military History
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Ph.D., Queen's University (in progress)
M.A. War Studies, RMC, 1997
BEng (Civil), RMC, 1982
Richard Roy is currently a serving officer in the Canadian Forces. He is an army engineer. He has served overseas in Cyprus, in the former Republic of Yugoslavia (in 1992), and in African as an advisor on planning to the African Union for the mission in Darfur.
Richard's Ph D thesis is on population control measures in small wars. These measures include movement control, resettlement and food control. He is using five case studies to compare the use of these measures: the North-West Rebellion (1885) in Canada; the Philippine Insurrection (1898-1902); the South African War (1899-1902); the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960); and the Kenyan Emergency (1952-1960). He is seeking to determine the utility and value of these measures in helping to resolve small wars.
Roy, Richard and Bradley Runions, "The Mine Threat in Peace Operations, Part One: Existing Mine Intelligence Sources," Peacekeeping & International Relations 26.1 (January/February, 1997): 8-10.
______, "A Proposed Mine Information Net," Peacekeeping & International Relations 26.3 (May/June, 1997): 6-9.
"Eliminating the Shadows: Applying Counterinsurgency Doctrine to Peacekeeping," in The Changing Face of War: Learning from History, ed. Al English, 168-178 (Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1998).
"From Perception to Practice: Humanitarian Space in the Modern Security Environment," in Médicins Sans Frontières: Medical Assistance and the New Generation of Military Operations, ed. Kevin Coppock, 25-38 (Toronto: MSF, 2010).
Richard Roy and Caroline Vavro, "International Development of the Comprehensive Approach," in Security Operations in the 21st Century: Canadian Perspectives on the Comprehensive Approach, ed. Michael Rostek and Peter Gizewski, 35-45 (Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2011.
"Military Considerations in Assisting Failed States," in Security Operations in the 21st Century: Canadian Perspectives on the Comprehensive Approach, ed. Michael Rostek and Peter Gizewski, 121-132.
"With Enough Nails: Canadian COIN in Kandahar," in Afghanistan in the Balance: Counterinsurgency, Comprehensive Approach, and Political Order, ed. Hans-Georg Ehrhart, Sven Bernhard Gareis, and Charles Pentland, 37-50 (Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2012).