Halifax International Security Forum Concludes for Another Year

November 20, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 20 November 2016 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – President of the Halifax International Security Forum, Peter Van Praagh, joined Canadian Minister of National Defence, The Hon. Harjit Sajjan, to officially close the 8th annual Forum this afternoon in Halifax, Nova Scotia. “Thanks to Minister Sajjan and the continued support of the Government of […]

Generals sound alarm over climate change

November 19, 2016

“Top-ranking military officers are warning that climate change could severely impact global security as sea levels rise and prolonged droughts grip poorer nations. Speaking at the Halifax International Security Forum on Saturday, Dutch General Tom Middendorp warned that climate change is fuelling war worldwide.” Halifax Chronicle Herald: Generals sound alarm over climate change Fram Dinshaw

McCain Reiterates Plan For Syria As Trump Plan Remains Unknown

November 19, 2016

“Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., reiterated his plan for Syria at the Halifax International Security Forum Saturday, which includes establishing a no-fly zone and putting US boots on the ground at a time when US President-elect Donald Trump’s plan remains unknown or non-existent.” Defense News: McCain Reiterates Plan For Syria As Trump Plan […]

Opposing views on Donald Trump take main stage at Halifax security conference

November 19, 2016

“Views differed sharply on the impact of Donald Trump’s presidency on issues from trade to historic alliances during the second day of an international gathering seized by what-if scenarios regarding the incoming U.S. administration. The Halifax International Security Forum is the first major international gathering of policy analysts, American and foreign politicians, and defence ministers since Trump won the […]

McCain warns Trump on waterboarding

November 19, 2016

“Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) pushed back on President-elect Donald Trump’s past praise for waterboarding Saturday, maintaining that the U.S. wouldn’t use it as an interrogation tactic. ‘I don’t give a damn what the president of the United States wants to do … we will not waterboard,’ McCain said at the Halifax International Security Forum, according […]