CATEGORIES

(2017,
issue 5)
BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

Canada has a long and usually proud record in the world of international peacekeeping. But the world has changed, and with it, the nature of the mission. Now called "peace enforcement" – it is very dangerous.

(2017,
issue 3)
BY TIM DUNNE

The politico-military alliance, originally envisaged by the US, Britain and Canada in 1947, has grown into today’s soon-to-be 29-nation alliance, but Canada has never led the organization.

(2017,
issue 1)
BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

The future of peacekeeping missions and defence spending commitments are vague.

(2017,

DND Officials are again considering best options for sending Canadian peacekeepers after options from last years' fact-finding missions lost political priority. Sources say the Liberals hope to make a decision before hosting the UN Peacekeeping Summit in Vancouver, November 14-15.

(2016,
issue 6)
BY JANE KOKAN

A look at the new peace support mission realities as the government considers its UN obligations.

(2016,
issue 6)
BY KEN POLE

Peacekeeping is one of the most visible and ostensibly celebrated United Nations activities, but the nature and scope has evolved significantly since 1948.

(2016,
issue 5)
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.

(2016,
issue 1)
BY ROBBIN LAIRD
Trilateral Airpower Exercise

Air dominance needs to be established and ensured, rather than assumed.

(2016,
issue 1)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

The Liberal Government has chosen to step back and make real change rather than incremental adjustments that tend to bog down the system with numerous workarounds...

(2016,
issue 0)
BY TIM DUNNE
My Ongoing Battle with PTSD

Roméo Dallaire’s openness and candour about his experiences and reactions to the massacres in Rwanda make Waiting for First Light: My Ongoing Battle with PTSD a difficult book to read. Harder still are his humbling acknowledgement that the shadow of Rwanda was also cast over the members of his family. This book provides the unvarnished story of one man's journey. As one former soldier who served under his command commented: "Former soldiers, be forewarned, and for everyone else, believe what you read."

(2016,

The Trudeau government successfully campaigned on pledges to end Canadian involvement in Iraq and restore this country's peacekeeping role. One year later, Canadians are still fighting in Iraq and peacekeeping in Mali has been anything but peaceful for United Nations soldiers.

(2015,
issue 6)
BY CHRISTOPHER BOBYN

With strained resources, Ukraine is dependent on foreign assistance and charity to shore-up the financial and technical shortcomings of its war effort.

(2013,
issue 2)
BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

Promoting the myth that Canada is a peacekeeping country ­distorts and misunderstands history.

(2009,
issue 3)
BY CHRISTOPHER BOBYN

Uncovering the differences between the perceived (peaceful and reconciliatory) and the actual (tense and aggressive) situation in Kosovo of today.

Rear-Admiral Witthauer
(2007,
issue 5)
BY PETER PIGOTT

Commanding EUFOR in Bosnia since December 2006, RAdm Witthauer of Germany has direct command over 2500 troops stationed there. There is tremendous opportunity for development at many ­levels in the Balkans, and EUFOR is helping the people stay on track with their aim of lasting peace and in progressing towards integration in the European Union.

(2006,
issue 2)
BY LEWIS MacKENZIE

A rash of attacks against our soldiers in Afghanistan have raised the profile of Canada’s mission in that country and stimulated an overdue debate regarding our role there. Perhaps it is timely to remind Canadians, the media, and the politicians, of what constitutes a peacekeeping mission.

(2005,
issue 3)
BY MIKE GREENLEY

Readily available and cost effective new technologies make it possible to apply simulation to all phases of training - from development through to delivery, management and training support. These technologies can provide training in both the typical classroom setting, and ''on the go''.

(2004,
issue 5)
BY JEAN JACQUES BLAIS

It's unfortunate that the subject of military spending is almost always precipitated by a tragic incident within our armed forces or their inability to respond when needed. This latest tragedy should be a wake up call that we need to seriously examine how we equip our military to represent our nation to the world.

(2004,
issue 5)
BY SUNIL RAM

The Royal Canadian Military Institute (RCMI) will see 5,000 more Regular Force positions and another 3,000 more Reserve positions created to ease the present manpower crisis in the military.

(2004,
issue 4)
BY ANIL R. PUSTAM

Operation Iraqi Freedom, while not a model for future conflict, still ­provides pointers to how far the US has progressed along the path to fielding capabilities that are increasingly important in the emerging American way of war.

Interview: MGen Andrew Leslie
(2004,
issue 4)
BY JAMES COX

Returning from his Kabul posting as Deputy Commander of ISAF, MGen Leslie remains convinced of the need for more soldiers and modernized equipment. In an exclusive FrontLine interview, he offers his insight of time spent in Kabul, and makes a surprising suggestion for increased efficiency. 

(2004,
issue 4)
BY RICH GIMBLETT

The recent efforts of the Canadian Navy in the Global War against Terrorism in the Arabian Sea.

(2004,
issue 4)
BY INGAR MOEN, BY HAROLD STOCKER

The Legal & Ethical Debate Rages On

(2004,
issue 3)
BY BERNARD BOT

To safeguard international peace and security, the multilateral system will have to find an effective response. Whatever their difference, the United States and Europe should maintain a united front in the face of tomorrow's challenges.

Protecting Canadian Sovereignty and Contributing to Global Stability
(2004,
issue 1)
BY STEPHEN HARPER

With unrealized potential as one of the world's leading nations, Canada requires a defence strategy that can better project our military forces globally, while simultaneously increasing our continental efforts to defend North America.