EP. 62 – DisinfoWatch with Marcus Kolga and Ai-Men Lau

Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Pod Bless Canada · EP. 62 – DisinfoWatch with Marcus Kolga and Ai-Men Lau Launched in 2020, DisinfoWatch is the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s new COVID-19 and foreign disinformation monitoring and debunking platform. During the COVID pandemic, it has become increasingly evident that western democratic societies are more exposed to malign foreign and domestic actors… Continue reading EP. 62 – DisinfoWatch with Marcus Kolga and Ai-Men Lau

Vaccine passports are inevitable and Canada should prepare: Marcus Kolga in Maclean’s

A pilot project led by Estonia uses technology that would protect privacy while accelerating our return to normal life, writes Marcus Kolga in Maclean’s. Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be read in full here.  By Marcus Kolga, March 18, 2021 The need for vaccination passports for future international travel will soon… Continue reading Vaccine passports are inevitable and Canada should prepare: Marcus Kolga in Maclean’s

Putin’s political intimidation targets NHL superstar Aretmi Panarin: Marcus Kolga in the Toronto Star

While it may be unique for the Kremlin to target a well-known NHL superstar, the tactic itself is not, and should serve as a wake-up call to the threat of Russia’s political intimidation in North America, writes Marcus Kolga in the Toronto Star.  By Marcus Kolga, March 1, 2021 Earlier this week, the hockey world… Continue reading Putin’s political intimidation targets NHL superstar Aretmi Panarin: Marcus Kolga in the Toronto Star

Baltics Must Reject China’s 17+1 Approach: Nathan Law and Marcus Kolga in IR

Long term Baltic economic and security interests are best served by reinforcing solidarity within a strong western alliance, in concert with the United States, Australia, Canada and the EU. The 17+1 cooperation is obviously a hindrance towards the collaboration, write Nathan Law and Marcus Kolga in IR.  By Nathan Law and Marcus Kolga, February 22,… Continue reading Baltics Must Reject China’s 17+1 Approach: Nathan Law and Marcus Kolga in IR

Ep. 60 – Understanding Russia’s anti-democracy crackdown with Marcus Kolga and Vladimir Ashurkov

Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Pod Bless Canada · Ep. 60 – Understanding Russia’s anti-democracy crackdown with Marcus Kolga and Vladimir Ashurkov The world has followed closely the attempted assassination via poisoning, recent arrest, and now conviction of Russian anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny. With thousands of Russian citizens having taken to the streets to protest the corrupt and… Continue reading Ep. 60 – Understanding Russia’s anti-democracy crackdown with Marcus Kolga and Vladimir Ashurkov

How Bad Is The Fake News About COVID-19? The LeDrew Three Minute Interview with Marcus Kolga

 It seems that everyone with a keyboard thinks they are smarter than the doctors and the politicians when it comes to COVID-19. What can be done to make sure that the information being shared is correct? Marcus Kolga, Senior Fellow at MLI and principal with disinfowatch.org, joins Stephen LeDrew to discuss some of the… Continue reading How Bad Is The Fake News About COVID-19? The LeDrew Three Minute Interview with Marcus Kolga

Navalny Sentencing: Marcus Kolga on TRT World

MLI senior fellow Marcus Kolga joined TRT World to discuss the recent sentencing of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and the protests that followed. “This campaign Vladamir Putin seems to be waging against his own people of intimidation and fear,” explains Kolga. “It only seems to be getting worse. It’s an indication that Vladimir Putin… Continue reading Navalny Sentencing: Marcus Kolga on TRT World

Canada must work with Biden to defend our democracies against Russia: Marcus Kolga in iPolitics

Canada’s own intelligence agencies have repeatedly warned that the Russian government is actively working to undermine Canadian democracy, writes Marcus Kolga. Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be read in full here. By Marcus Kolga, January 18, 2021 As the Western world happily counts down the days before Donald Trump’s U.S. presidency… Continue reading Canada must work with Biden to defend our democracies against Russia: Marcus Kolga in iPolitics

Building Resilience Against Information Warfare and Disinformation: Straight Talk with Elisabeth Braw and Marcus Kolga

OTTAWA, ON (January 15, 2021): In the first week of 2021, we witnessed an angry mob descend upon the US Capitol, resulting in a shaken country, lives lost, and a seemingly tenuous democracy. This was a stark example of the consequences of information warfare, and a reminder of the need to counter such activities from… Continue reading Building Resilience Against Information Warfare and Disinformation: Straight Talk with Elisabeth Braw and Marcus Kolga

EP. 56 – Combatting Information Warfare with a Resilient Society with Balkan Devlen, Elisabeth Braw, and Marcus Kolga

Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Pod Bless Canada · Ep. 56 – Combatting Information Warfare with a Resilient Society In the latest episode of Pod Bless Canada, MLI Senior Fellow Balkan Devlen is joined by  Elisabeth Braw, Visiting Fellow at the American Entreprise Institute, and MLI Senior Fellow Marcus Kolga to discuss countering information warfare from hostile foreign… Continue reading EP. 56 – Combatting Information Warfare with a Resilient Society with Balkan Devlen, Elisabeth Braw, and Marcus Kolga