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 […]

Halifax International Security Forum and Ipsos Release 2018 Global Threat Index

November 17, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Halifax, Nova Scotia – Halifax International Security Forum and Ipsos released this year’s Threat Index, a survey of citizens from 27 countries to gauge their perceptions of global affairs. “Political pundits and commentators make much these days of the apparent disconnect between the so-called elites and the wider public,” said Peter Van Praagh, President […]

Media Advisory

November 17, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA — The Delegation from the U.S. Congress to the 2018 Halifax International Security Forum will hold a media availability at the conclusion of the second day of the Forum. Details are, as follows: Saturday, 17 November 2018 6:15 PM (AST) The Westin Nova Scotian Harbour Room A 1181 Hollis Street […]

John McCain Prize for Leadership in Public Service Presented to The People of Lesbos, Greece

November 17, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Halifax, Nova Scotia – Cindy McCain presented the inaugural John McCain Prize for Leadership in Public Service today to the people of Lesbos, Greece for their heroic support of refugees fleeing the Middle East and Africa. The prize was presented at the tenth annual Halifax International Security Forum – an event that Senator McCain […]

President of Halifax International Security Forum Challenges Global Democracies to Push the Populists Into the Shadows

November 16, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Halifax, Canada – Peter Van Praagh, President of Halifax International Security Forum, today opened the 10th anniversary Forum by issuing a stark challenge to the assembled dignitaries from over 70 countries. “It is not enough to condemn populists as if they have arisen out of a vacuum. The challenge is to properly identify those issues […]