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The Defence Policy is not perfect by any means, but it comes after exhaustive country-wide consultation, and although there are holes (procurement for one), there is nothing to dislike, says David Bercuson.

Vice-President and Fellow Colin Robertson provides the historical and political background to the G20, and explains why this meeting is so important to world affairs and our own economy.

By putting "people" first, the new Defence Policy is a clearer statement of priorities than we have seen in many years. Short on who, what, where, when, why and how, the rest of the report is weak, says David Bercuson.

A look beyond the tweets to discern the reality of Trump's policies, specifically as they apply to NATO and Eastern Europe.

The Liberal promise to re-engage Canadian troops in UN peacekeeping ventures seems to have gone the way of most of their defence promises – unfulfilled, delayed or just plain forgotten.

A number of scenarios that affect Canada and Russia are converging, and Canada now has its hands full responding to this growing complexity in the relationship, says Rob Huebert.

Miniaturization of nuclear weapons and their combination with precision-guided munitions in an attempt to make them “safer” is a most dangerous road, says David Bercuson.

The differences between President Trump and Prime Minister Trudeau are the result of two separate political pendulums, each operating at its own pace and at separate spots within the cycle.

Defeating the physical ISIS caliphate is an achievable goal but addresses none of the underlying causes and it would not end the conflicts of the region.

This collection of essays by key experts offers informed advice and suggestions on issues that are the most germane to Canada's defence policy.

Has Canada been too closely identified with the political position of the Ukraine government, and too tight with US positions on Ukraine to distinguish itself as a potential honest broker in finding a political/diplomatic solution to the conflict?