New Otter Paper: 'The Limits of Victory'
The RCMI is pleased to publish our second Otter paper for 2014: 'The Limits of Victory' by Vincent J. Curtis, in which Mr. Curtis discussed how victory may be defined tactically and strategically in a number of major war scenarios, including terrorism.
First Peter Hunter Prize winner published as Otter Paper
Otter No. 1-14 by OCdt William Buss, RMC: "Lifting the Shadows: Media, Political Awareness and Public Relations as an Enabler for Special Operations Forces". Winner of the first annual Peter Hunter Prize for his presentation at the CDAI Graduate Student Symposium of October 2013.
SITREP, The RCMI Journal of Opinion
SITREP is the journal of analysis and opinion of the RCMI. It appears six times a year and is a digest of current Canadian and international thinking on strategic and international affairs. We are happy to receive and review all submissions.
Click here to download the current issue of SITREP (November-December 2013) in PDF format.
This issue features contributions garnered from the annual CDAI Graduate Student Symposium. Krystel Chapman argues that the greatest risk to the stability of Canadian civil-military relations is the usurpation by Parliament of the power to declare war. Jeff Collins addresses cyber network attacks and international law and whether such an attack meets the threshold of an armed attack as defined in Article 51 of the United Nations (UN) Charter. Colin Chia posits that traditional peacekeeping is today ineffective more often than not, simply because civil and inter-ethnic “wars of the third kind” have become the most common conflicts since the end of the Cold War. Paul Pryce writes of the threat of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.Read more..
FULL FALL 2013 SEASON podcasts of RCMI events
The video of the annual Military History Night Halloween special with Derwin Mak: ‘Witchcraft and the British Monarchy’ is now available here.
Full Podcast of Parts One,Two and Three of the October 24 Security Studies Roundtable on PTSD with LCols Chris Linford and Stephane Grenier are now on YouTube. Part One: LCol Linford’s presentation is here. Part Two: LCol Linford’s Q and A is here. Part Three: LCol Grenier’s presentation is here.
Full podcast of Military History Night with BGen (ret'd) Paul Hayes on October 16, 2013 is now available - YouTube link here
Podcast of Military History Night September 11: Capella Italiana at Scapa Flow with Patrick Murphy - YouTube link here
Worldwide Reciprocal Affiliations - NEW 2012 COMPLETE LIST
Members of the Institute can visit and use accommodation (where available) at over 100 reciprocal clubs, institutes and organizations worldwide. Our Membership Secretary can assist in making contact with the desired organizations and will prepare any introduction letters required. For a list of our current Canadian and international reciprocals, click here.
Jackman Collection slideshow
View the Hal Jackman Collection of Napoleonic Lead Soldiers in never-before-seen detail, with musical accompaniment by Herr L. van Beethoven!