Halifax International Security Forum Calls on Ukraine to Halt Political Prosecutions

June 16, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington DC – The Halifax International Security Forum today called on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to end his prosecution of predecessor Petro Poroshenko. “President Zelensky should know that supporters of Ukraine’s democratic and economic development are under no illusions about the political motivations behind attempts to jail former President Poroshenko,” said Peter […]


May 21, 2020

  Seventy-five years ago, the Second World War served as the impetus for creating an international system that worked for a very long time. Instead of another major conflict, let us use this current crisis as the impetus for modernizing the international system today Seventy-five years to the month after they defeated the Nazis in […]

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 […]