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Introduction: Short and Long Term Trends in the New Millennium

Above: Col (Ret’d) Dr. J. Paul de B. Taillon chairs our latest conference, “Canada’s Defence Policy Review: The Geopolitical Context 2020-2050” held on January 31, 2017 at the Royal Canadian Military Institute, and provided the opening remarks.

Dr. Taillon is a professor at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ont., where he specializes in courses on special operations, intelligence and irregular warfare. As a reserve officer, Colonel Taillon commanded the Toronto Scottish Regiment and served with Canadian, British and American special forces. He has had military assignments in Great Britain and the United States, as well as deployments to Oman, Bosnia, Kosovo and Afghanistan.

In his civilian job, he has a Masters of Arts in International Relations from the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs, a Master of Arts in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada and a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College. Dr. Taillon received his Doctorate in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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