Centre for International and Defence Policy

Centre for International and Defence Policy
Centre for International and Defence Policy

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The CIDP is one of Canada’s most active research centres on international security and defence policy issues. Located in the School of Policy Studies, we are committed to contributing to informed public discussion of issues in military affairs and alliances, international security, and Canadian foreign and defence policy.  Our rich and diverse team of fellows, drawn from Kingston’s two universities and beyond, include active military Visiting Defence Fellows from NATO allied forces. For more on the Centre...

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The Contact Report

The Rise of Far-Right Nationalist Populism as an International Relations Security Problem

When focussing on the rise of far-right nationalist populist (FRNP) movements, there are at least three major problems with the post-Cold War political shift, inclusive of the post-September 11th securitization of everyday life. The new form of intertwined security problem for international relations has this threefold set of characteristics: perpetual violence, perpetual ignorance, and perpetual victims. The intertwining of these three political shifts means there is a new form of security problem arising for international relations.

By Dr. Robert Imre, Senior Researcher at Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI) at Tampere University, Finland


Cold War 2.0: A War of Rules, Maxim Starchak [Mar2019]

The Case for Restoring Relations with Iran, Ryan Anderson [Jan2019]

The Gender Dimension of Veteran Transition, Meaghan Shoemaker and Stéfanie von Hlatky [Dec2018]

Radicalization in Mali: A Primer, Robert Martyn [Nov2018]

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