Statement by the President of the Halifax International Security Forum on ISIL’s propaganda video and the use of the #HISF2014

November 22, 2014

November 22, 2014, Halifax, NS – Statement by Peter Van Praagh, President of the Halifax International Security Forum, about ISIL’s distribution of propaganda to Forum participants over social media: “ISIS is using our Forum’s hashtag, #HISF2014, to circulate a propaganda video featuring a British captive, John Cantlie. We understand that ISIL is also sending messages […]

“Politics End In Halifax As Democratic and GOP Senators Seek Common Ground on National Security”

November 22, 2014

“Politics End In Halifax As Democratic and GOP Senators Seek Common Ground on National Security” by Tim Mak It’s amazing what some fresh Nova Scotia air can do. Sens. John McCain and Tim Kaine led a congressional delegation to the Halifax International Security Forum in Canada this weekend, and something spectacular happened. The two senators […]

Democratic Leaders Set the Security Agenda at the 6th Annual Halifax International Security Forum

November 21, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 21 NOVEMBER 2014 WASHINGTON, DC –The world’s leading thinkers on security and international affairs are meeting at the Halifax International Security Forum in Halifax, Canada against the backdrop of serious global security issues which include efforts in Iraq, Russian activities in Eastern Ukraine, the proliferation of nuclear technologies, the spread of Ebola […]

Halifax International Security Forum: 3 things to watch

November 21, 2014

“Halifax International Security Forum: 3 things to watch” by Stephen Puddicombe 1. ISIS (also known as ISIL) and the future of the Arab world. Retired general John Allen, the U.S. Department of State’s presidential envoy for the global coalition against ISIL, will lead the discussion; 2. Hong Kong, China: One city, two visions. 3. Ukraine, […]

The Halifax International Security Forum and Ipsos Release Global Polling Data

November 20, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 20 November 2014 Washington, DC – On the eve of the 6th annual Forum taking place from 21 – 23 November in Halifax, Canada, the Halifax International Security Forum and Ipsos, the leading global market and opinion research firm, are releasing new findings about global views of today’s crises. The views from […]