About Philippe Lagassé

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Philippe Lagassé

What Japan’s F-35 Decision Means—And Doesn’t Mean

By Philippe Lagassé and Srdjan Vucetic. The F-35 program has received mostly bad press for months—until the government of Japan made a formal announcement on December 19 that it had selected Lockheed Martin’s stealth design as the winner of a new fighter jet competition process. In the mid-2000’s, six aircraft were being mentioned as candidate… Read More

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Honing Canada’s Approach to Interventions

By Roméo Dallaire and Philippe Lagassé. Published in Embassy Magazine, November 16, 2011. Canada and its NATO allies performed admirably during their recent intervention in Libya. They acted to prevent a predatory regime from potentially committing a mass atrocity; they addressed a challenge before it became an unmitigated crisis. Although a peace… Read More

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Libya and Canada’s Political Influence: A Different Perspective

Did Canada play a critical political role in relation to the Libya intervention? My colleague Roland Paris is skeptical. In an earlier post on this blog, he points out that Canada’s political influence was secondary at best, since the Canadian government lost a bid to have a seat on the United Nations Security Council, which authorized and (ostensibly) s… Read More

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A Democratic or Technocratic Civil Service?

Forum: DND and Academic Policy Advice. In this forum, CIPS blog contributors respond to a report written by Douglas Bland and Richard Shimooka of Queen’s University, who argue that the Department of National Defense pays little attention to the views of academic experts. To view the other contributions to this forum, please click here. What is the p… Read More

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