Christian Breede

H. Christian Breede

Associate Professor | Cross-Appointed


PhD (RMC), MA (University of New Brunswick)

RMC & Political Studies

International Relations

Associate Professor | Cross-Appointed

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Christian Breede's Curriculum Vitae

Current Interests/Research:

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

Brief Biography

H. Christian Breede is an Associate Professor of Political Science at RMC and cross-appointed with Political Studies at Queen’s University. 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.

    Selected Publications

    • (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