Centre for International and Defence Policy

Centre for International and Defence Policy
Centre for International and Defence Policy
H. Christian Breede photo

H. Christian Breede

Associate Professor, RMC
Robert Sutherland Hall #405

H. Christian Breede is an Associate Professor of Political Science at RMC and cross-appointed with Political Studies. He is also the Associate Chair of RMC’s Public Administration programme. Christian holds a PhD in War Studies from RMC and has published on the topics of foreign and security policy with a research focus on societal cohesion and technology.   He has deployed experience with the Canadian Army in Haiti and Afghanistan.

Current Interests/Research:

  • Social cohesion
  • Foreign policy analysis, and
  • Civil-military relations



Selected Publications and CV [2019]

(as editor) Culture and the Soldier: Identities, Values, and Norms in Military Engagements. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2019

(as co-edited with Stéfanie von Hlatky and Stéphanie Bélanger). Transhumanising War: Performance Enhancement and the implications for policy, society, and the soldier, Montreal/Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2019

The Idea of Failed States: Community, Society, Nation, and Patterns of Cohesion, London: Routledge, 2017.

(as co-edited with Stéfanie von Hlatky). Going to War? Trends in Military Intervention, Montreal/Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016

 “Special (Peace) Operations: Optimizing SOF for UN Missions” International Journal 73(2) 2018: 221-240

“Defining Success: Canada in Afghanistan 2006-2011” American Review of Canadian Studies 44(4) 2014: 483-501