Robin Shepherd in The American Interest: Why Brussels Should Be Wary of a Cancelled Brexit

January 7, 2019

Brussels has made clear its belief that Brexit was a mistake. But at this point, a clean break is probably for the best. With barely a mistake having gone unmade in British Prime Minister Theresa May’s handling of Brexit, it is perhaps understandable that many observers have allowed their lurid fascination with the chaos in […]

New Global Poll in 24 Countries Shows Growing Consensus (84%, up 7%) That Free Trade Benefits Local Economies

November 17, 2017

This eighth wave of Ipsos’s annual Global Poll for the Halifax Security Forum shows a strong, consistent, and growing (up 7% since 2016) consensus among global citizens that free trade benefits their local economy. This includes citizens in all three countries involved in the NAFTA negotiations. Support for the local economic benefits of free trade […]

Ottawa urged to intervene in Iraqi Kurds’ dispute with Baghdad

November 17, 2017

“The senior envoy for northern Iraq’s Kurds – who have spent years honing their military skills under the tutelage of Canadian special forces – is calling on the Trudeau government to intervene in a growing conflict between the ethnically distinct minority and Baghdad. Falah Mustafa Bakir visits Canada on Friday for the annual Halifax International […]

Halifax at the centre of International Security Forum

November 17, 2017

“A funny thing happened along the way to the forum. Halifax gradually became a place where some of the world’s top thinkers and doers get together to share vital ideas and information. “There is sort of an unencumbered sentiment (that) comes over people when they arrive in Halifax,” Peter MacKay, the former Canadian defence minister, […]

CTV Atlantic: Peter Van Praagh on Security Forum

November 16, 2017

CTV Atlantic (Video): Peter Van Praagh on Security Forum