Richard_Shimooka-1Richard Shimooka is a Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. He was a Senior Fellow at the Defence Management Studies Programme at Queen’s University from 2007–2012, and a Research Fellow at the Conference of Defence Associations Institute from 2012-2017. Richard works’ cover a diverse array of topics, including Canadian and American foreign and defence policy, modern airpower and defence procurement.

He is a frequent commentator in the media on security and defence issues and has published articles in the National Post, Ottawa Citizen, The Hill Times, War on the Rocks, On Track, Canadian Military Journal, as well as a book, Let Sleeping Dogs Lie: The Influence of External Studies and Reports on National Defence Policy – (Queens’ School of Policy Studies) with Douglas Bland and Vimy Paper 33: The Fourth Dimension: The F-35 Program, Defence Procurement, and the Conservative Government, 2006-2015 (CDA Institute). He has an forthcoming work with UBC Press entitled, No Nobler Purpose: Canada, The United States and 1996 Rwandan Refugee Crisis.

Richard holds a Masters in Strategic Studies from the University of Wales Aberystwyth and a Bachelors with Honours in Political Studies from Queen’s University.