Crisis Group urges Europeans to mitigate Iranian economic hardship and promote regional security dialogue. Meanwhile, both the U.S. and Canada need to rethink their military roles in Iraq.
“…to find solutions, we have to be able to take into account what others perceive as their legitimate security concerns,” said Peggy Mason, President of the Rideau Institute.
The Harper government’s hiring freeze has delayed the purchase of new search-and-rescue aircraft.
The Philippines will spend more than $100 million purchasing eight Bell 412 helicopters from Canada, the first of which will be delivered next year.
The Conservative government’s drive to expand Canada’s arms industry is drawing on diplomats, government trade representatives, and senior ministers to aid Canadian companies as they aggressively pursue military exports to unsavoury regimes.
A number of Canadian defence analysts are advocating that the Royal Canadian Navy shift its focus from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean to counter the growing power of China’s naval forces.