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Elinor Sloan

Canadian defence policy/military capabilities; US defence policy/military capabilities; Arctic/NORAD/Space; Military capabilities of NATO, Russia, China, Japan and Australia; Military procurement and naval shipbuilding

Degrees:BA (R.M.C.) MA (Carleton) MA (Tufts) PhD (Tufts)


Elinor Sloan joined the Department of Political Science in 2002 after 6 years as a defence analyst in the Department of National Defence, focusing on United States defence policy and advanced military technologies. Prior to completing her PhD she was a logistics officer in the Canadian Armed Forces following graduation from the Royal Military College of Canada.

Dr. Sloan has published widely on Canadian and US defence and security topics. Her teaching focuses on International Security Studies, Transatlantic Security Issues, and North American Security and Defence Policy. She currently has two projects underway: a book manuscript on Canada’s International Security Policy and a SSHRC funded research project on the naval shipbuilding strategies of Canada and its close allies.

Selected Publications

“Communications Satellites in Canadian Security Policy: History and Prospects,” International Journal 76, no. 2 (2021).

“Hybrid War and Hegemonic Power,” in Piotr Dutkiewicz et al., Hegemony and World Order: Reimagining Power in Global Politics (London: Routledge, 2020).

“Naval Shipbuilding Strategies in Australia, Britain and Canada,” Canadian Naval Review 16, no 1. (2020).

Modern Military Strategy, 2nd edition (London: Routledge, March 2017).

“Robotics at War,” Survival 57, no. 5 (2015): 107-120.

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

The Revolution in Military Affairs (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2002).