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Military personnel walk on the tarmac at Canadian Forces Base Trenton. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

How would Canada approach the prospect of war?

In a world where co-operation has given way to competition and conflict, how will Canada approach the prospect of war?
There is little evidence that Russia has coordinated cyber operations with conventional military operations in Ukraine. Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP

Cyberattacks have yet to play a significant role in Russia’s battlefield operations in Ukraine – cyberwarfare experts explain the likely reasons

Cyberattacks can be devastating, just not on the battlefield, according to researchers who looked at 10 years of armed conflicts around the world.
A Ukrainian Territorial Defence Forces member holds an anti-tank weapon in the outskirts of Kyiv on March 9. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Ukraine’s small missiles are challenging a big invader

Handheld missiles help defend against tanks and warplanes. That makes them desirable for Ukraine to receive and easier for other countries to provide.
A soldier salutes during a recent Armed Forces Day parade in South Africa attended by President Cyril Ramaphosa. GCIS/Flickr

South Africa’s military is set for personnel reforms. Why it matters

The declining defence budget has eroded the operating and capital expenditure of the military, leaving insufficient funds for the replacement of equipment, maintenance, and infrastructure.
The term ‘killer robot’ often conjures images of Terminator-like humanoid robots. Militaries around the world are working on autonomous machines that are less scary looking but no less lethal. John F. Williams/U.S. Navy

An autonomous robot may have already killed people – here’s how the weapons could be more destabilizing than nukes

Sci-fi nightmares of a robot apocalypse aside, autonomous weapons are a very real threat to humanity. An expert on the weapons explains how the emerging arms race could be humanity’s last.
A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask flashing a victory sign in Beirut in November 2019. EPA-EFE/WAEL HAMZEH EPA-EFE/WAEL HAMZEH

Can wars no longer be won?

Wars don’t produce winners and losers – they never really did.

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