Centre for International and Defence Policy

Centre for International and Defence Policy
Centre for International and Defence Policy


Putting out ideas, expertise, and the results of research in published form-to fellow scholars in peer reviewed publications, to students, to policy makers, and to the general public--is one of the key goals of the Centre.

For a list of select recent publications by Centre Fellows, click here.

In addition to the publications of CIDP Fellows, the Centre also supports and maintains its own publication program:

  • CIDP Book Series: the Centre has supported the publication of a number of books on national security and international relations.

The Murney Tower

The Murney Tower,
a Martello Tower in Kingston, Ontario

  • Martello Papers: are a monograph series of security studies. Taking their name from the distinctive towers built during the nineteenth century to defend Kingston, these papers cover a wide range of topics and issues relevant to contemporary international strategic relations.
  • Claxton Papers: a series of papers on aspects of defence policy and defence management that was established by the Defence Management Studies program in the School of Policy Studies. Brooke Claxton, Canada's minister of national defence from 1946 to 1954, was largely responsible for establishing the structures, procedures and strategies of contemporary defence policy in Canada.
  • The Occasional Papers: are article-length works directed to the policy-community and the broader public with short analyses of contemporary trends and issues in international security and in Canadian foreign and defence policy.