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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The Contact Report

Why the CAF Cannot "Eliminate Harmful and Inappropriate Sexual Behaviour"

Operation Honour is the capstone document that articulates publicly the response of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to the report of Justice Marie Deschamps, “External Review into Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Harassment in the Canadian Armed Forces.” The Deschamps report, issued in March 2015, had identified serious problems related to the culture of the CAF.   

Allan English, Queen's University and CIDP


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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