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Elinor Sloan

Military and strategic studies; US and Canadian Defence Policy; NATO and peacekeeping

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

  •  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 Publications

“America’s Rebalance to the Asia-Pacific: Impact on Canada’s Strategic Thinking and Maritime Posture,” International Journal 70, no. 2 (2015).

Something Has to Give: Why Delays Are the New Reality of Canada’s Defence Procurement Strategy (Calgary: University of Calgary School of Public Policy, 2014).

Report of the Commission on Governance of the Royal Military College of Canada. (Ottawa: Canadian Association of University Teachers, 2013).

Modern Military Strategy (London: Routledge, 2012).

Canada and NATO: A Military Assessment (Toronto: Canadian International Council, 2012).

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

Security and Defence in the Terrorist Era: Canada and the United States Homeland (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2010).