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February 27, 2023

Plane and Simple: Canada to Buy the F-35 Lightning After 15 Years of Debate

By Claire Parsons

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February 13, 2023

An Alliance Reinvigorated

By Sergiy Sydorenko and Simon Waring

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Canadian Army

January 17, 2023

A Balancing Act: Unique Considerations for Tackling Sexual Misconduct in the Army Primary Reserves

By Bibi Imre-Millei, Wesley Nicol, Benn Fisher

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Previous Publications

August 4, 2022

The Votes Are In: Why Moscow Might Annex Luhansk

By Sergiy Sydorenko, Cornell University

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July 24, 2022

The Lynchpin of Africa, Djibouti: Recognizing the Importance of Regional Power Policy Divergence in Great Power Competition

By Odin Bartsch & Blair Maddock-Ferrie, Royal Military College

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June 22, 2022

Russia says: nuclear weapons are here to stay

By Pia Brinkschulte, Uppsala University

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May 9, 2022

Lost in Translation: Clausewitz, Disinformation, and the Decline of the West’s Will

By Jack Burnham, Queen’s University

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April 26, 2022

Changing the LAW(S) of War: The Normative Implications of Autonomous Weapons Systems

By James Fleming, Queen’s University

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April 12, 2022

Learning From Taiwan to Tap into NATO’s Largest Arsenal: The Meme Vanguard

By Blair Maddock-Ferrie, Royal Military College

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March 28, 2022

Canada’s Strategic Interests

By Mark Southern, Royal Military College

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March 11, 2022

Prevention, Resolution, Resilience: What Canada’s Role as Chair of the Voluntary Principles Initiative Means for Human Security

By Morgan Fox, Queen's University

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February 26, 2022

International Relations Entering a New Era: The February 4th Russian-Chinese Joint Statement and Its Implications for Canada

By Simon Waring, Royal Military College

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