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The Centre has been the go-to source for matters of military and defence policy for more than 40 years. Leveraging the centre’s proximity to Canadian Forces Base Kingston, the Royal Military College of Canada, the Department of National Defence and a number of Canadian Armed Forces organizations, we draw on the expertise of more than 50 research fellows, including students, civilian and military experts, former government officials, diplomats and active-duty military officers.

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Event for Undergrads | LTC Tokach and Col. Jurkowski will be discussing cooperation in post-war stabilization, focusing on a UN, NATO and Coalition lens.
Nov 11, 2022 | Raj Singh comes to us from RMC as our new Online Publications Coordinator for the Contact Report.
Workshop, free event | New Perspectives on Researching the Military | Bilingual french-english with live interpretation
Oct 31, 2022 | In case you missed it! Col Kilby's IDP Talk is now available.
Event | How Russia’s Hybrid Warfare is Changing? with Dr. Marzena Żakowska
Oct 26, 2022 | Emma Fingler join the CIDP as a PhD Candidate/ Researcher to help on the CRC/Insight project.


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