Canada Unveils New Defence Policy

June 8, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Canadian Minister of National Defence Harjit S. Sajjan released Canada’s new defence policy yesterday, entitled Strong, Secure, Engaged. This policy announcement is the culmination of more than a year’s worth of consultation with domestic and international defence and security experts, as well as Canadians themselves. Minister Sajjan issued the following statement upon […]

Halifax International Security Forum Announces Dates of the 2017 Forum

March 7, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 7, 2017 WASHINGTON, DC – Halifax International Security Forum announced today that the 9th annual Halifax International Security Forum will take place November 17-19, 2017 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The annual Forum brings together individuals who are on the ground facing consequential local threats, writers who challenge and influence the world’s […]

Halifax International Security Forum Concludes for Another Year

November 20, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 20 November 2016 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – President of the Halifax International Security Forum, Peter Van Praagh, joined Canadian Minister of National Defence, The Hon. Harjit Sajjan, to officially close the 8th annual Forum this afternoon in Halifax, Nova Scotia. “Thanks to Minister Sajjan and the continued support of the Government of […]

Generals sound alarm over climate change

November 19, 2016

“Top-ranking military officers are warning that climate change could severely impact global security as sea levels rise and prolonged droughts grip poorer nations. Speaking at the Halifax International Security Forum on Saturday, Dutch General Tom Middendorp warned that climate change is fuelling war worldwide.” Halifax Chronicle Herald: Generals sound alarm over climate change Fram Dinshaw

McCain Reiterates Plan For Syria As Trump Plan Remains Unknown

November 19, 2016

“Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., reiterated his plan for Syria at the Halifax International Security Forum Saturday, which includes establishing a no-fly zone and putting US boots on the ground at a time when US President-elect Donald Trump’s plan remains unknown or non-existent.” Defense News: McCain Reiterates Plan For Syria As Trump Plan […]