Roof, Abe. "A Separate Peace? The Soviet Union and the Making of British Strategy in the Wake of 'Barbarossa', June-September 1941". Journal of Slavic Military Studies, Volume 22, Issue 2 (April, 2009), pp. 236 - 252.
Following Barbarossa, the Axis invasion of the Soviet Union, British strategic assumptions were shattered. In the months of British indecision that followed, the Soviet leadership worked constantly and in a variety of ways to secure British economic and military aid. Eventually Stalin grew tired of Britain's seemingly empty promises of support and gave Churchill the impression that the Soviet Union might choose to seek separate terms with the Nazis. This impression led Churchill and the British finally to commit to concrete commitments of military aid to the Soviet Union, aid which would later play a key role in halting the Axis advance at the Battle of Moscow.
Lajeunesse, Adam. "The Northwest Passage in Canadian Policy: An Approach for the 21st Century." International Journal, Volume 63, Issue 4 (Autumn, 2008), pp.1037-1052.
Over the past half-decade there has been a revival of interest in Arctic politics. At the centre of this, rests a deep and long standing concern over the status of the Northwest Passage. Canadian policy with regards to the passage has shifted over the past six decades from ambivalence to aggressive chauvinism, depending on the circumstances of the day. At present, the new features of global warming and Arctic resource extraction have brought this historical debate to a new level. This paper examines the current political, strategic and legal difficulties facing the Canadian Government in the North and examines the effectiveness of contemporary policy.
Leppard, Christine. Book Review - The Soldier's General: Bert Hoffmeister at War. Canadian Army Journal, Volume 11, Number 2 (Summer 2008).
Canadian historians have a long and proud tradition of writing political biographies. From Macdonald to Trudeau, biographers have imparted an intimate understanding of what Canada's political leaders thought, how they led, and even what they drank. The same cannot be said, however, of Canada's military leaders. Field commanders, especially of the Second World War, are essentially historical Missing in Actions (MIAs). This is a sad state indeed, because it was the division, brigade and battalion commanders who made crucial operational and tactical decisions. Unfortunately, their leadership styles, ability to harness technology, lead operations, make on the spot decisions, learn lessons of battle, and inspire their men are largely understudied and underappreciated.