TABLE OF CONTENTS 2016 issue 5

BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

MND acknowledged that “this is not the peacekeeping of the past.” Truer words were never spoken, but what does it mean for Canada?

NATO: Diplomacy, Defence, Development
BY CORNEL TURDEANU, BY JAZLYN MELNYCHUK

It’s no secret that the Canadian Armed Forces, as an organization, is faced with a public relations crisis on Canadian university campuses. Simon Fraser University takes on the challenge of mentoring university ­students to understand the importance of NATO and the complex ­military component of peace.

BY DONALD BÉDARD

The newly refurbished RMCC Observatory creates the right environment for multi-disciplinary programs, research and Space activities.

One Great Step for Canadian Space
by WAYNE ELLIS and RICK PITRE

In today's revolving door of priorities, is it possible for Canada to draft a clearly conceived, space policy for security and environmental surveillance that can be counted on to meet evolving needs?

BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Is it surprisingly ironic, or sadly inevitable, that the Liberals have begun to reach too far in a quest for control? On 27 October 2016, in a clarification to previous wording, the Government of Canada forbade any private companies interested in work on the CSC project (primes or subs) from any form of public announcement or promotion without prior consent from Irving Shipbuilding. This dangerous first step must be reversed – entirely.

BY SERGEY IVANOV

Establishment of its Space Forces and expansion of its constellation of ­military satellites will significantly increase Russia’s military potential in outer and near space.

BY KEN POLE

A five-nation review by SIPRI looks at the prospects of increased tensions and notes that only Russia has "significantly" increased its Arctic capabilities.

BY ARMY PUBLIC AFFAIRS, STEVEN FOUCHARD

Lasers are not new to the Canadian Army, but researchers are finding new and exciting applications for them that could ­contribute to keeping troops safer on the battlefield.

BY ROBBIN LAIRD

The Australian Navy will be acquiring new platforms and is looking closely at the “integrateability” of those new platforms with Army, Air Force – and space capabilities as well.

BY ROBBIN LAIRD

DCNS will be working with Australia to ensure an evolving and integrated approach for the build and the sustainment of the submarine.

BY ADAM P MACDONALD

Diffusion is happening in an uneven manner, with powerful state and non-state actors vice militarily, where the U.S. is still by far the most dominant. Other states are developing niche capabilities that increasingly limit Washington’s freedom to manoeuvre in East Asia.

Who’s Where / Royals visit from Norway / Arctic research funding / Aerospace funding