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Chris Kilford “No exit timeline for NATO training mission-a need for long term investment in Iraq” (The Hill Times)

“No exit timeline for NATO training mission strengthening Iraq military”

Neil Moss, The Hill Times,
9 December 2019 (link to the complete article)


Long-term NATO mission will lead to greater chances of success stabilizing Iraqi security forces, says foreign policy experts.

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Stéfanie von Hlatky “NATO has always had to adapt to the changing security environment” (CBC Online)

“Canada 'slightly delinquent' on defence spending, Trump says at NATO gathering”

Murray Brewster, CBC Online
3 December 2019 (link to the complete article)


Canada is "slightly delinquent" when it comes to meeting NATO's target for spending on defence, U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday on the eve of the military alliance's 70th anniversary celebrations.

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Kim Nossal elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Congratulations to our director, Kim Nossal, on being elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

The Fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada comprises over 2,000 Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists, peer-elected as the best in their field. These are distinguished men and women from all branches of learning who have made contributions in the arts, the humanities and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life.

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The CIDP Welcomes New VDFS

The CIDP is pleased to welcome two new Visiting Defence Fellows, one Canadian and one American. 

Lieutenant-Colonel Steve MacBeth enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1996 and comes to the Centre with 25 years of operational experience and study. His research interests include; NATO Command and Control, Security Force Capacity Building, gender on operations and the effect of climate change on national defence policy. 

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Christian Leuprecht "Norad asked Canada to 'identify and mitigate' cyber threats to critical civilian sites" (CBC Online)

Norad asked Canada to 'identify and mitigate' cyber threats to critical civilian sites 

Murray Brewster, CBC News,
9 September, 2019 (read the complete article)

Defining critical infrastructure is a complex and evolving task.

Cyber experts say the request highlights enduring concerns about power and water plants.

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