Christian Breede, PhD.,

Christian Breede
Christian Breede, PhD.,
CD PhD, Major (The RCR), Professeur adjoint
(613) 541-6000 ext 6494
(613) 541-6733
Department of Political Science

College Address

Royal Military College of Canada
PO Box 17000, Station Forces
Kingston, Ontario, CANADA
K7K 7B4

H. Christian Breede holds the rank of Major in the Canadian Army.  An Infantry Officer by trade, he joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1998.  He has deployed on several overseas operations including Operation HALO (Port au Prince, Haiti in 2004) and Operation ATHENA (Kandahar City, Afghanistan in 2008-9). He received his Ph.D in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada in 2013 and alongside his work an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Royal Military College, he is also the Deputy Director of the Centre for International and Defence Policy at Queen’s University where he also teaches. He has authored, co-authored, edited, and co-edited several articles and books on the intersection of foreign policy, social cohesion, and emerging technology.  Maj Breede teaches courses in international relations, comparative politics, research methods, and foreign policy analysis.



  • 2017. The Idea of Failed States: Community, Society, Nation, and Patterns of Cohesion, London: Routledge

Edited Volumes

  • 2016. co-edited with Stéfanie von Hlatky. Going to War? Future Trends in Military Intervention, Montreal/Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press

Peer Reviewed Journals

  • 2016 with Stéfanie von Hlatky. “Introduction: Culture as an Explanatory Variable” Canadian Foreign Policy Journal 22(2) pp. 103-107
  • 2016 with Jan van der Felsen. “Friede, Freude, Pancakes: The Concept of War and What is Lost Within the NATO Alliance” Canadian Foreign Policy Journal 22(2) pp. 147-162
  • 2016 with David Last and Ali Dizboni. “Does Canada Educate Strategic Subalterns?” Infinity Journal Special Edition: International Relations in Professional Military Education pp. 40-46
  • 2015. “Security and Energy Capture: The Military Perspective” International Journal 70(3) pp. 463-470
  • 2014. “Defining Success: Canada in Afghanistan 2006-2011” American Review of Canadian Studies, 44(4) pp. 483-501
  • 2009. “The Challenge of Nation Building: Insights from Aristotle” The Journal of Conflict Studies, 29 pp. 143-162

Book Chapters

  • 2012. “Mental Health and Small Unit Leadership” Stephanie Belanger and Alice B. Aitken, eds. A New Coalition for a Challenging Battlefield. Kingston: CDA Press, p. 35-48

Professional Journals

  • 2017. with Stéfanie von Hlatky. “Putting the Human Back in Human Performance Enhancement” Vanguard, 23(2), pp. 20-22
  • 2012. “Clausewitz and Limited Nuclear Options” The Canadian Military Journal, 12(2) pp. 37-43
  • 2008. “A Socio-Economic Profile of Afghanistan” The Canadian Army Journal, 11(3), pp. 54-75
  • 2006. “Intelligence Lessons and the Emerging Canadian Counterinsurgency Doctrine” in The Canadian Army Journal, 9(3), pp. 24-40
  • 2006. with David L. Hill. “The LAV III in Urban Operations” The Canadian Army Journal, 9(1), pp. 114-133

Book Reviews

  • 2016. Review of In Peace Prepared: Innovation and Adaptation in Canada’s Cold War Army in Parameters (Spring) pp. 146
  • 2006. Review of Ludwig Adamec’s Historical Dictionary of Afghan Wars, Revolutions and Insurgencies in The Journal of Conflict Studies, 26(2), pp. 166-167
  • 2001. Review of Anthony Lloyd’s My War Gone By I Miss it So. The Canadian Military Journal, 2(2), pp. 72


  • 2017. “Canada’s Next 150: Insecurity and the Inclusion Imperative” Canadian Defence at 150 and Beyond (Toronto: NATO Association of Canada), 50-54.
  • 2016. with Christian Leuprecht. “Beyond the Movies: The Value Proposition of Canada’s Special Operations Forces” CDAI Analysis. Canadian Defence Associations Institute/MacDonald Laurier Institute, December.

Opposite-Editorials and Blogs

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