Canada should remain in the arms business, but tighten the rules: New MLI Commentary

OTTAWA, ON (May 14, 2021):  Recent calls to limit Canada’s defence exports ignore important realities, including the major contribution our domestic arms industry makes to our defence and national security, to innovation and to jobs and the economy. In 2018, the Canadian defence industry contributed over $7 billion in GDP and generated almost 64,000 jobs… Continue reading Canada should remain in the arms business, but tighten the rules: New MLI Commentary

Why Should Canada Continue To Invest The Military and NATO During The Pandemic? Christian Leuprecht on the Forum Daily

Canada’s membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been brought into question by some in recent months. Some activists have argued that NATO should have been disbanded years ago following the end of the Soviet Union, but MLI Senior Fellow Christian Leuprecht argues that such ideas are entirely misguided. He joined the Forum… Continue reading Why Should Canada Continue To Invest The Military and NATO During The Pandemic? Christian Leuprecht on the Forum Daily

Should Canada leave NATO? No – Christian Leuprecht and Joel J. Sokolsky in the Star

Depriving Canada of NATO would jettison its standing as a trusted ally and partner just when Canada needs alliances to deter aggression by revisionist Russia and hegemonic China, write Christian Leuprecht and Joel J. Sokolsky in the Star.  This article is part of the Star’s ‘the Saturday Debate’ series. By Christian Leuprecht and Joel J.… Continue reading Should Canada leave NATO? No – Christian Leuprecht and Joel J. Sokolsky in the Star

How Should Canada Go About Handling Our Relationship With China? Christian Leuprecht on Forum Daily

 Canada-China relations have dramatically shifted since the arbitrary detention of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor in retaliation for the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. Amidst strained ties, MLI Senior Fellow Christian Leuprecht joined the Forum Daily to discuss the future of Canada-China relations. To Leuprecht, China represents the single greatest foreign policy challenge… Continue reading How Should Canada Go About Handling Our Relationship With China? Christian Leuprecht on Forum Daily

Are COVID-19 restrictions leading to a growing risk of radicalization in Canada? Christian Leuprecht on Global News Radio

MLI Senior Fellow Christian Leuprecht joined Shaye Ganam of Global News Radio to discuss the growing risk of radicalization in Canada. Economic hardship, rising frustrations over lockdown measures and increasing social isolation have created an ideal environment for fringe elements to take root. Leuprecht and Ganam discuss the proliferation of these groups and how Canada… Continue reading Are COVID-19 restrictions leading to a growing risk of radicalization in Canada? Christian Leuprecht on Global News Radio

Canada’s Reliance on Foreign Intelligence: Christian Leuprecht on the Forum Daily

 Canada is the only major democracy without its own foreign intelligence, lagging behind other G7 countries. MLI Senior Fellow Christian Leuprecht joins the Forum Daily to discuss how this can put Canadians at risk and why Canada should improve its foreign intelligence gathering capabilities. “Canadian Security Intelligence Service is a security service in the… Continue reading Canada’s Reliance on Foreign Intelligence: Christian Leuprecht on the Forum Daily

Threats from Russia, China underscore need to modernize Norad: Christian Leuprecht on CTV News

 The increasing national security risks posed by Russia and China underscore the need to upgrade Norad’s North Warning System. The last time the system was upgraded was in the 1980s. MLI Senior Fellow Christian Leuprecht joined CTV News to discuss why Norad needs to be modernize. “We live in a much more competitive and… Continue reading Threats from Russia, China underscore need to modernize Norad: Christian Leuprecht on CTV News

Outsourcing our foreign intelligence gathering puts Canadians at risk: Christian Leuprecht on 630 CHED

MLI Munk Senior Fellow Christian Leuprecht joined 630 CHED to discuss why Canada would benefit from improving its foreign intelligence gathering capabilities. This conversation followed a recent op ed by Leuprecht and Arthur Cockfield in the Globe and Mail.  As Leuprecht notes, CSIS currently operates as a “security service” that is domestic is its focus.… Continue reading Outsourcing our foreign intelligence gathering puts Canadians at risk: Christian Leuprecht on 630 CHED

The Open Border Paradox – The Emergent US-Canada Transgovernmental Regime: Christian Leuprecht and Todd Hataley for CIC

The following is a short commentary from Christian Leuprecht and Todd Hataley examines the “Open Borders Paradox” which holds that borders depend on extensive cross-border cooperation both for their effectiveness and legitimacy. “The way Canada and the United States managed their joint land border in response to COVID-19 illustrates the extent to which functional borders… Continue reading The Open Border Paradox – The Emergent US-Canada Transgovernmental Regime: Christian Leuprecht and Todd Hataley for CIC

Outsourcing our foreign intelligence gathering puts Canadians at risk: Christian Leuprecht and Arthur Cockfield

A foreign intelligence service would allow Canada to embrace a more forward-looking strategy to protect Canadian interests by containing forces beyond our borders intent on harming our security, prosperity and democracy, write Christian Leuprecht and Arthur Cockfield in the Globe and Mail.  By Christian Leuprecht and Arthur Cockfield, March 23, 2021 In Canada, there is… Continue reading Outsourcing our foreign intelligence gathering puts Canadians at risk: Christian Leuprecht and Arthur Cockfield