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 a leading Canadian research organization that bridges the gap between academic research and policy on matters related to military and defence. The Centre’s vision is to be a trusted voice on defence and military affairs both in Canada and internationally. 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.. See more about the Centre. 

Due to the COVID-19 health guidelines, the CIDP office will remain closed until further notice. Information on how to contact us can be found on our Contacts page.

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  Network for Strategic Analysis (NSA)    (http://ras-nsa.ca)

Our watchwords are: responsiveness and creativity. Incubator of Canadian and global expertise on geostrategic events, we offer in-depth, real-time analyses of a turbulent world while developing the next generation of experts. Our work focuses primarily on the competition between great powers, multilateral defence cooperation, and the future of capacity building.

Mobilize Knowledge. Train the Next Generation.

 Réseau d’analyse stratégique (RAS)    (https://ras-nsa.ca/fr/)

Nos mots d'order sont : réactivité et créativité. Incubateur de l'expertise canadienne et mondiale sur l'actualité géostratégique, nous offrons en temps réel des analyses approfondies sur un monde en turbulence et développons la prochaine génération d'experts. Nos travaux se concentrent principalement sur la compétition entre grandes puissances, la coopération multilatérale en matière de défense, et l'avenir du renforcement des capacités.

Mobiliser le savoir. Former la relève.

Contact Report Blog

Hateful Conduct: Redefining Institutional Culture

August 20, 2021 · 5 min read

By George Gies, Simon Fraser University

Take a moment, step back from mainstream media and let your mind go blank. Good, now what is the first thing that pops into your head when I say the term hateful conduct? Perhaps some thoughts are more specific, such as the terms neo-Nazi, White Supremacy, or the Alt-Right. The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), a trusted public institution has faced significant social issues that strike at the core of the intersectional identities that forms the rank and file of today’s military...

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