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Canada - Global Hotspots and Flashpoints

Canada is active in more places than most Canadians realise - this appears to be, in part, government policy. Additionally, US media that spills into Canada hardly ever refers to Canada's western defence contributions or that of its allies.

Canada has only 38 million people to Russia's 143 million (38/143)but its GDP is 1837 USD while Russia's GDP is only 2230 USD.

The ratio of GDP's (1837/2230) 80.4% suggests Canada's "carrying capacity" for global public duties - civilian and military is thus a good deal more than commonly acknowledged - if there is political will.



  Canadian Armed Forces - Operations Update
  Twitter: Canadian Armed Forces - Operations
  Canadian Embassies and consulates
  Government of Canada travel security advisories - Advisory up arrow
  Twitter: Index of Peace (or the absence thereof)

Asia Pacific - Hotspots and Flashpoints

  Asia Pacific - Hotspots and Flashpoints
  The Philippines
  Twitter: Asia Pacific Listening Posts and Hashtags
  Storm clouds gather over South China Sea (April 27, 2016)
   Why do Chinese fishermen keep getting arrested? Protein (April 16, 2016)
  The Diplomat - Flashpoints

Europe - a good many assets deployed as a deterrance to the Putin Regime

  Global Hotpoints and Flashpoints - Europe
  Canada - Russia Relations
  Twitter: Europe Listening Posts and Hashtags
  UK House of Commons Defence Committee: Russia: Implications for UK defence and security. First Report of Session 2016–17 (June 28 2016)
  FWIW: AI SPY VS. SPY Did Moscow Botch a Coup in Montenegro? (October 30 2016)
  Assessing Russian Hybrid Warfare: A Successful Tool for Limited War (August 8, 2016)
  CNAS paper: ASSURED RESOLVE Testing Possible Challenges to Baltic Security
  Canada announces largest sustained military presence in Europe (July 8, 2016)

Middle East North Africa (MENA) Countries - a good many assets deployed - but not always visibly

  Middle East North Africa (MENA)
  Sub-Saharan Africa - on the MENA Border

Maritime Forces: the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden, the Gulf of Oman and the Indian Ocean

  Operation ARTEMIS - Operation ARTEMIS is the Canadian Armed Forces’ participation in counterterrorism and maritime security operations across the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden, the Gulf of Oman and the Indian Ocean



  $465M to be spent in Afghanistan on defence, women's rights and meeting 'basic needs' (July 9, 2016)