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 […]

Ukraine Vice PM: Less US Support Dangerous to Region’s Stability

November 19, 2016

“This equilibrium, if it is ruined, then it could actually lead to drastic consequences in other parts of the world,” Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, the vice prime minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine, told Defense News in an interview Saturday at the Halifax International Security Forum.” Defense News: Ukraine Vice PM: Less US Support Dangerous […]

McCain warns Trump on torture, waterboarding

November 19, 2016

“Republican Sen. John McCain issued a fiery warning to President-elect Donald Trump on the subject of torture Saturday. “I don’t give a damn what the president of the United States wants to do. We will not waterboard,” McCain told an audience at the annual Halifax International Security Forum. ‘We will not torture people … It […]

Global defence experts, politicians gather for Halifax International Security Forum

November 18, 2016

“Political and military leaders are gathering in Halifax today for the start of an international foreign affairs and defence conference. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan will open the annual three-day forum that bills itself as a gathering of democratic leaders committed to global security and prosperity.” Global News: Global defence experts, politicians gather for Halifax International […]