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The Simons Foundation Briefing Series

The Canadian Defence Policy Review

Canadian Defence Policy Review (photo courtesy of Dept of National Defence)

Occasional briefing papers on The Canadian Defence Policy Review by Ernie Regehr, O.C., Senior Fellow in Defence Policy and Arctic Security, The Simons Foundation.

About The Canadian Defence Policy Review briefing papers:   The promised public consultations on Canadian defence policy are now underway and are intended to contribute to the development of a “new” defence policy for Canada, to be released in early 2017. The process will engage Canadians beyond officialdom and the established “defence community,” and the outcome will have important implications for the kinds of key defence decisions that every Canadian Government faces – including major procurement projects and the deployment of forces overseas.

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Nuclear Disarmament

US nuclear weapon test Romeo on Bikini Atoll 1954 (photo courtesy of the US Dept of Energy)

Occasional briefing papers focussing on nuclear disarmament issues by Fellows, Peace Leaders and Shapers, and colleagues of The Simons Foundation. 

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Disarming Arctic Security

Three Polar bears approach the starboard bow of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Honolulu (SSN 718) while surfaced 280 miles from the North Pole.

Occasional briefing papers focussing on military policies and practices in the Arctic region by Ernie Regehr, O.C., Senior Fellow in Defence Policy and Arctic Security, The Simons Foundation.

About the Disarming Arctic Security briefing papers: Arctic “security” is ultimately about the safety and well-being of the people of the Arctic – a human security agenda that necessarily engages a broad range of social and economic conditions and policies. Military policies and practices in the Arctic are but one element of this broad human security agenda, but they will be the primary focus of these briefing papers. What are and should be the roles, and limits, of military forces in supporting human security, in strengthening the rule of law nationally and internationally, and in promoting efforts towards a cooperative security regime within the Arctic region?

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