Free trade under fire

November 15, 2016

“A quarter-century ago, basking in the glow of its Cold War victory, America was faced with the question of reshaping its global role in a world no longer divided by an Iron Curtain. Neither the George H.W. Bush nor Bill Clinton administrations came up with a comprehensive new strategy, yet the debates of the time […]

The Jihadists Strike Back

November 15, 2016

“In Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is losing territory fast. The organization barely now controls 40 per cent of the 60,000 square kilometres it occupied in the region in October 2014. The disintegration of the caliphate installed on the land of the Sham — the old name for Syria […]

Halifax International Security Forum Releases 2016 Topical Agenda

October 11, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 11, 2016 WASHINGTON, DC–Halifax International Security Forum, North America’s leading foreign affairs and defense conference, announces the release of its topical agenda for this year’s gathering in Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 18-20. For the agenda click here. The Halifax International Security Forum’s annual agenda has earned a global reputation for identifying […]

Halifax International Security Forum Congratulates Senator Tim Kaine

July 28, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2016 Washington, DC—Senator Tim Kaine, Co-Chair of the Halifax International Security Forum’s annual Congressional Delegation, was confirmed Wednesday as the Democratic Party’s nominee for Vice President of the United States. Mr. Peter Van Praagh, President of the Halifax International Security Forum, today issued the following statement upon Senator Tim Kaine’s […]

U.S.-Canada relationship the envy of the World

March 14, 2016

Peter Van Praagh March 14, 2016 published in The Chronicle Herald WASHINGTON, D.C. — Watching the bright red and white wave of Canadian flags that decorated this city’s downtown boulevards in honour of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s state visit last week was an exceptional experience. Now that the flags and decorations have been taken down, […]