The Canadian Strategic Review 1984


233 pages




Edited by David Leyton-Brown and Michael Slack
Reviewed by Dean Tudor

Dean Tudor is a journalism professor at the Ryerson Polytechnical
Institute and founding editor of the CBRA.


The 1983 annual was reviewed in CBRA 1984, entry 4074. The current issue has new editors for the 13 essays, but otherwise the purpose and format remain the same: the annual seeks to improve the basis for informed choice and decisions by the public on strategic questions and national security matters. There are four main broad topics: the international military-strategic environment (such as cruise missile testing), the Canadian national security issues (such as Trudeau’s peace initiative), the international economic-strategic environment (such as Third World debt), and Canadian economic issues (such as the Macdonald Commission report).

This annual survey is useful for its statistics and description, but it does lack an index that would make its data more retrievable.


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