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North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network

A collaborative network providing timely, relevant, and reliable expert advice on North American and Arctic defence and security topics.


Research and Publications

Featured Videos

NAADSN's Emerging Leaders' Node Perspectives on the Arctic

Featuring Dr. Ryan Dean, Nicole Covery, Trym Eiterjord, Kate E. Todd, and moderated by Joanne Archibald

The Ideas Series: Doubling Back: The Retrenchment of China's Arctic Strategies

Featuring Dr. Marc Lanteigne and moderated by Dr. P. Whitney Lackenbauer


Who we are

NAADSN/RDSNAA will address three core policy challenges: 
Defence in the Arctic, Securing North America and Continental Defence, and 
Climate Change and the Environment.

Our Partners

The Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security (MINDS) program is designed to facilitate collaboration and mobilize knowledge between the Department of National Defence, the Canadian Armed Forces, and academia and other experts on defence and security issues. Through its Targeted Engagement Grants, collaborative networks, scholarships, and expert briefings, MINDS works and collaborates with key partners to strengthen the foundation of evidence-based defence policy making. These partnerships drive innovation by encouraging new analyses of emerging global events, opportunities, and crises, while supporting a stronger defence and security dialogue with Canadians.