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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:B640 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
  • NORAD, ballistic missile defence, Arctic
  • China military capabilities
  • Military procurement
  • Peacekeeping

Selected Publications

Like it or Not, the U.S. Must be Part of our Next-Generation Jet decision,” Globe and Mail, 14 May 2019.

“Hegemony, Power, and Hybrid War,” Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute Expert Comment (2018).

“Robotics and Military Operations: Policy Implications for Civilian and Military Leadership,” in William G. Braun, Stefanie von Hlatky and Kim Richard Nossal, Robotics and Military Operations (Carlisle, PA: U.S. Army War College Press, 2018): 7-24.

“Contemporary Strategic Trends and the Canadian Army,” Journal of Military and Strategic Studies 18, issue 3 (2018).

Why Canada Should Pave a Path for NATO Longevity,” Globe and Mail, 10 July 2018.

Modern Military Strategy, second edition (London: Routledge, 2017).

“Strategic Considerations for Canada’s Navy,” Canadian Naval Review 12, no. 1 (2016).