Join our mailing list to stay informed of NAADSN events and publications!

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 4th Annual Summer Student Conference - 27/28 July 2023

NAADSN Research Fellows and Emerging Scholars

The Emerging Ideas Series: Celebrating 65 Years of NORAD - 17 May 2023

Dr. Richard Goette, Dr. Andrea Charron, Dr. James Fergusson, and Nicholas Glesby


  • Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, describes the Arctic as an “important international crossroads where issues of climate change, international trade, and global security meet.” Accordingly, it promises to increase its military presence in the Arctic and to work cooperatively with Arctic partners. Norway places a similarly high priority on...

  • Hybrid warfare and disinformation campaigns have become central pillars of Russian and Chinese evolving approach to waging twenty-first century conflict. While conventional military action against other Arctic states remains unlikely, competitors seek to exploit divisions amongst and within the like-minded Arctic states through concerted disinformation campaigns designed to polarize populations...

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.