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, […]

Halifax International Security Forum Partners with Dalhousie University and Saint Mary’s University

November 16, 2017

Halifax, Nova Scotia — Halifax International Security Forum will be giving students from Dalhousie and Saint Mary’s University a preview of this year’s plenaries with a special public panel discussion on international affairs. “The goal of the Forum is to enhance strategic cooperation among the world’s democracies. We do that by starting conversations between decision-makers […]

CTV Atlantic: Peter Van Praagh on Security Forum

November 16, 2017

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

NATO chief says they’ll have enough forces in Afghanistan

November 16, 2017

“NATO’s chief said Wednesday he is certain the alliance will have sufficient forces to fulfill its training mission in Afghanistan after months of lobbying allies to increase troop contributions… Stoltenberg said the troops won’t conduct combat operations but help to train and assist the Afghan security forces, notably to train special forces and build up […]