The 21st century has been called a maritime century, but Canadians don’t see themselves as a maritime nation. Many factors impact the existing and future maritime capability, and can often have unforeseen consequences.

A recurring theme in many FrontLine articles over the last decade, the need for a clarification of vital national interests on which to articulate clear policy reverberates strongly in this edition.

Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group One (SNMCMG 1) contributes to keeping sea trade safe and open.

Understanding how Canada managed its part in the war in Afghanistan is critical to future decision-making. What happens when leadership gets distracted by other priorities?

Examining the complex impacts of asserting military control in a volatile region.

A strategy built around shaping innovative ways to integrate assets in support of air and joint operations.

Is it essential to include Mexico as an equal defence partner with Canada and the United States?

The latest DPS Report Card indicates the process has become more complex, and questions the process of restricting innovation options.

Since China became a nuclear power in 1964, they have maintained a small nuclear force. Those assets are being strengthened substantially.

A robust foreign policy requires a robust defence policy – were both lacking for the mission in Afghanistan?

Now with a new government, a serious review of Canada’s defence policy is urgently called for.

"We cannot defend our European way of life if we don’t do more for our defence”, says Poland’s foreign minister.

After years of research and investment, robotic technology deserves a greatly expanded role in many areas.

Read about the latest movements of aerospace and defence business executives in influential positions. Contact us to add to our next edition.