Centre for International and Defence Policy

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

Welcome to the CIDP

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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Deep Blue 2.0: Looking beyond ‘moves’ in international relations

I am an enthusiastic, if generally incompetent, Chess player. After one particularly crushing defeat, in which my pieces were comprehensively routed from a position that I had thought to be ideally set up for a devastating attack, my erstwhile and most frequent opponent patted me on the shoulder and said “You’re not bad, but you sometimes forget that there’s someone else involved in the game.” This phrase stuck with me, and its implications are deeply applicable to signalling in the international arena, and the current engagement between Russia and NATO. Read the whole article...

By Thomas Hughes, Editor at Contact Report and Research Fellow at the CIDP


Cold War 2.0: A War of Rules, Maxim Starchak 

The Case for Restoring Relations with Iran, Ryan Anderson 

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

Radicalization in Mali: A Primer, Robert Martyn 

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