Profile: Elinor Sloan

Profile: Elinor Sloan

Sloan Picture 2012

Elinor Sloan - Professor

  • Degrees: BA (R.M.C.) MA (Carleton) MA (Tufts) PhD (Tufts)
  • Phone: 613-520-2600 x 2782
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  • Office: D687 Loeb Building

on sabbatical July 2015 – June 2016

Elinor Sloan is Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science and is a former defence analyst with the Department of National Defence. She is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada (BA), the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton (MA), and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (PhD).

Research interests:

  •  Canadian defence policy/military capabilities
  • US defence policy/military capabilities
  • NATO
  • China and US Pivot
  • NORAD, ballistic missile defence, Arctic
  • Military procurement
  • Strategic thought


Selected Significant Publications

Canadian Defence Commitments: Overview and Status of Selected Acquisitions and Initiatives (Calgary: University of Calgary School of Public Policy, December 2013).

Modern Military Strategy (London: Routledge, 2012).

Canada and NATO: A Military Assessment (Calgary: Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, June 2012).

“US-China Military and Security Developments: Implications for Canada,” International Journal 66, no. 2 (Spring 2011): 265-283.

China’s Strategic Behaviour (Calgary: Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, June 2010).

Security and Defence in the Terrorist Era, 2nd edition (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2010).