The Royal United Services Institute of Nova Scotia provides a forum for the study, promotion and debate of defence and security issues.
In 2017, Canada promulgated its defence policy “Strong, Secure, Engaged” (SSE). SSE lists 111 specific initiatives in addition to statements through the policy document. RUSI(NS) initiated a project to monitor progress with those initiatives, with the current assessment linked from this page and individual detailed reports shown below. If you have a comment about any information in the assessment or reports, or can contribute, please contactRUSI(NS).
A PDF of the current assessment of Strong, Secure, Engaged is available here.
The Macdonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy published on 6 December 2018 “First Principles and the National Interest: Report Card on Canadian Defence Policy 2018” which evaluated progress against 26 recommendations listed in an Institute report “First Principles and the National Interest: Recommendations for a New Canadian Defence Policy,” published March 2017. The 26 recommendations were across five themes: defence priorities and principles, the security environment, alliances, United Nation involvement, and future capabilities.