Profile: Elinor Sloan

Profile: Elinor Sloan

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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: B657 Loeb Building

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:

  • Defence policies and military capabilities of Canada, the United States, major NATO allies, Australia and China
  • Homeland security and defence, NORAD, ballistic missile defence, satellites and the Arctic
  • Contemporary strategic thought on seapower, airpower, landpower, counterinsurgency, cyberwar, space and nuclear deterrence

Selected Significant Publications

Modern Military Strategy (London: Routledge, 2012).

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

“Homeland Security and Defence in the Post-9/11 Era,” in David S. McDonough, ed., Canada’s National Security in the Post-9/11 World (Toronto: Toronto University Press, 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).

Military Transformation and Modern Warfare (Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2008).