Canadian Global Affairs Institute

Policy report

Planning for after the COVID-19 pandemic

Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic requires rapid development of scientific knowledge and decisive international leadership. The focus of this paper is the urgency for planning now for after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, and it begins with a discussion of reframing strategic thinking.

Lessons from COVID-19 for 5G and internet security

With China’s credibility damaged over the early denials of the lethality of the COVID-19 virus, can Western nations trust its official assurances on 5G neutrality? Are we prepared for the worst if the fears about 5G became a reality? Randolph Mank explores the issues in...
Policy report

A war plan to fight the pandemic

The UN Secretary General’s call for a war plan underscores that agreement is needed – and soon – on a broad strategic policy framework and an accompanying action plan that can energise and bring cohesion to the multiplicity of efforts underway to fight the COVID-19...

Strong, secure, engaged: a two-year review

This report finds that the Trudeau Government is mostly delivering the money needed for Strong, Secure, Engaged. Overall, defence spending has exceeded or kept pace with the policy.
Briefing paper

Complex strategic coercion and Russian military modernization

The purpose of this briefing paper is to consider the capability and utility of contemporary Russian forces in relation to Vladimir Putin’s strategic goals. Specifically, this paper examines the critical role played by Russia’s 'new look' military force in the realization of Moscow’s political goals...