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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.

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Research and Publications

Featured Videos

Dr. Shannon Nash WIIS-Canada Emerging Thought Leader in National Security
NAADSN Ideas Series: Russian Arctic Strategies – Ambitions and Near-Term Expectations

Troy Bouffard and Dr. P. Whitney Lackenbauer

Events

Who we are

NAADSN/RDSNAA will address three core policy challenges – the Defence role in the Arctic, NORAD modernization and the future of North American defence, and the evolving role of major powers in global strategic competition – and their many intersection points by:

Conducting leading-edge research that tests core assumptions and prompts policy innovation.

Conducting leading-edge research that tests core assumptions and prompts policy innovation.

Conducting leading-edge research that tests core assumptions and prompts policy innovation.

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.