Canadian Naval Future: A Necessary Long-Term Planning Framework. Despite clear evidence that Canada continues to be well served by its Navy, some planning decisions have been put off so long that the current fleet could soon be "verging on obsolescence," says Peter Haydon The paper outlines steps that the Federal government must take to ensure that Canada's naval capabilities can be sustained over the long term.
Realism Canadian Style: The Chrétien Legacy in National Security Policy. There is no problem in reconciling foreign and domestic security-related interventions. ?While retaining an overseas capability, the Ottawa administration should, as part of the new plans to enhance security measures, impress upon Washington (and the American public) the more important contribution being made by Canada to the security of the United States through its military and non-military efforts to secure the American homeland,? concludes Joel Sokolsky.
A Vigilant Parliament: Building Competence for Effective Parliamentary Oversight. The authors conclude it is high time that MPs pick up the challenge and push the envelope by insisting on real autonomy to review defence and foreign policy. The study examines post-Cold-War parliamentary deliberations on Canada's involvement in the Gulf War, Yugoslavia, the Zaire mission, and the Kosovo crisis and war to illustrate Parliament's weak oversight capabilities. By Douglas L. Bland and Roy Rempel.