The Centre for International and Defence Policy (CIDP) at Queen's University was established in 1975 with a mandate to conduct research in matters of national and international security and other aspects of international relations. It supports teaching in the field of security and defence and, through its publications and activities of its members, contributes to public debate on Canadian foreign and defence policy, and on issues of international peace and security.
CIDP and its associated Centres of Excellence across Canada provide a set of links between academe, government and the public. Through research, publications, teaching, conferences and consultation they help form a distinctive Canadian view of the world, and of Canada's role, and they facilitate the national conversation about how best to pursue our interests and values. CIDP is a participant in the university-based granting programs of the Department of National Defence, under the Security and Defence Form (SDF).
The Strategic Studies Institute is the U.S. Army's institute for geostrategic and national security research and analysis. The Strategic Studies Institute conducts strategic research and analysis to support the U.S. Army War College curricula, provides direct analysis for Army and Department of Defense leadership, and serves as a bridge to the wider strategic community.
The Strategic Studies Institute is composed of civilian research professors, uniformed military officers, and a professional support staff. All have extensive credentials and experience. SSI is divided into three components: the Strategic Research and Analysis Department focuses on global, transregional, and functional issues, particularly those dealing with Army transformation; the Regional Strategy and Planning Department focuses on regional strategic issues; and the Academic Engagement Program creates and sustains partnerships with the global strategic community. In addition to its organic resources, SSI has a web of partnerships with strategic analysts around the world, including the foremost thinkers in the field of security and military strategy.
The Land Force Doctrine and Training System (LFDTS) is a formation of the Land Force Command headquartered at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Kingston, Ontario. The 3,900-strong formation HQ is responsible for the supervision, integration and delivery of land operations training and doctrine development, including simulation and digitization.
The vision of LFDTS is to become a unified, efficient, innovative, agile, sustainable training system that produces soldiers and leaders who are universally ready for full spectrum operations. It will also be an institution renowned throughout the CF and DND and among our close allies and other government departments (OGDs) for its ability to optimize land operations training design and delivery, based on pertinent land warfare doctrine.
The mission of LFDTS is to direct land warfare intellectual development and land operations training for the Canadian Forces (CF)..