Canada's National Security in the Post-9/11 World: Strategy, Interests, and Threats

Edited by David S. McDonough

© 2012

After the terrorist attacks of 9/11, which targeted the heart of financial and military power in the United States, Canada once again proved its credentials as a key American ally. With the imminent end of its combat role in Afghanistan, however, it is time to take stock of how Canada has adapted to the exigencies of the post-9/11 world and to consider the future directions for its foreign, defence, and security policies.

This timely exploration and re-assessment of Canada's approach to strategic affairs offers a diverse set of nuanced, sometimes controversial, and always insightful perspectives on the most pressing security challenges that Canada currently faces. Bringing together noted experts on these issues – including a Canadian Senator, a past Minister of National Defence, former high-level military officers, and top scholars - this collection provides powerful ideas and guidance for the difficult task of formulating an overarching national security strategy.

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This timely exploration and re-assessment of Canada's approach to strategic affairs offers a diverse set of nuanced, sometimes controversial, and always insightful perspectives on the most pressing security challenges that Canada currently faces.

Canada's National Security in the Post-9/11 World: Strategy, Interests, and Threats

Edited by David S. McDonough

© 2012

After the terrorist attacks of 9/11, which targeted the heart of financial and military power in the United States, Canada once again proved its credentials as a key American ally. With the imminent end of its combat role in Afghanistan, however, it is time to take stock of how Canada has adapted to the exigencies of the post-9/11 world and to consider the future directions for its foreign, defence, and security policies.

This timely exploration and re-assessment of Canada's approach to strategic affairs offers a diverse set of nuanced, sometimes controversial, and always insightful perspectives on the most pressing security challenges that Canada currently faces. Bringing together noted experts on these issues – including a Canadian Senator, a past Minister of National Defence, former high-level military officers, and top scholars - this collection provides powerful ideas and guidance for the difficult task of formulating an overarching national security strategy.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.9in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    ‘This is by far the best collection that has been published on the issues surrounding Canada’s national security. It is an outstanding volume of very important works that will define the field, and it will no doubt cause considerable discussion in Canadian security and defence circles.’

    Rob Huebert, Centre for Military and Strategic Studies and Department of Political Science, University of Calgary

    Canada’s National Security in the Post-9/11 World advances our understanding of the current environment within which Canada’s “grand strategy” gets developed (or not, as the case may be). It is sure to contribute to the national debate on the major orientation of Canadian foreign and security policy.’

    David Haglund, Department of Political Studies, Queen’s University
  • Author Information

    David S. McDonough is a SSHRC post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Political Science (Balsillie School of International Affairs) at the University of Waterloo.

  • Table of contents

    Contents

     

    Table of Contents

    Foreword

    Acknowledgements

    Abbreviations

    Introduction 

    David S. McDonough

    Part One: A Framework for National Security

    1: The Need for a Canadian Grand Strategy

    Charles F. Doran and David Pratt

    2: Canada’s National and International Security Interests

    Don Macnamara

    3: The Balance of Freedoms: A Fresh Strategic Framework

    Hugh D. Segal

    Part Two: The Home Front

    4: Defence Procurement and Industry

    Craig Stone

    5: Homeland Security and Defence in the Post-9/11 Era

    Elinor Sloan

    6: Continental Defence: “Like farmers whose lands have a common concession line”

    Joseph T. Jockel and Joel J. Sokolsky

    Part Three: Regions and Players of Interest

    7: NATO and the EU: Canada’s Security Interests in Europe and Beyond

    Alexander Moens

    8: Shift to the Pacific: Canada’s Security Interests and Maritime

    Strategy in East Asia

    Thomas Adams

    9: South Asia: Growing Risks, Growing Importance and Canada’s

    Evolving Role

    Douglas Goold

    Part Four: Expeditionary Missions and the Future of the CF

    10: From Paardeberg to Panjwai: Canadian National Interests in

    Expeditionary Operations

    David J. Bercuson and J. L. Granatstein

    11: Stabilization Operations in Afghanistan and in the Future:

    The Need for a Strategic Canadian Approach

    Ann M. Fitz-Gerald

    Part Five: Issues, Risks and Threats

    12: Canada’s Defence and Security Policies after 2011: Missions, Means and Money

    Douglas L. Bland and Brian MacDonald

    13: WMD Proliferation, Missile Defence and Outer Space: A Canadian Perspective

    James Fergusson and David S. McDonough

    14: Counter-Capability and Counter-Motivation: A Counterterrorism Strategy for Canada

    Alex S. Wilner

    Conclusion

    David S. McDonough

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