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.
The Canadian Army Command and Staff College (CACSC) is a school for officers of the Canadian Forces, specializing in staff and army operations courses. Located at Fort Frontenac, in Kingston, Ontario, the college is also the army's formation operations centre of excellence and is responsible for preparing headquarters for domestic and international deployments.
The Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre (CADTC) is a formation of the Canadian Army headquartered at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Kingston, Ontario responsible for the supervision, integration and delivery of land operations training and doctrine development, including simulation and digitization. The mission of CADTC is to direct land warfare intellectual development and land operations training for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).
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. SSI is divided into three components: the Strategic Research and Analysis Department focuses on global, trans-regional, 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.