The lessons Canada’s military didn’t learn from the Somalia inquiry: Richard Shimooka in the National Post

The sexual misconduct crisis now facing the Forces points to broader systemic issues the Somalia inquiry tried, and failed, to address, writes Richard Shimooka in the National Post. Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be read in full here. By Richard Shimooka, May 13, 2021 Exactly 25 years ago, the Canadian Armed… Continue reading The lessons Canada’s military didn’t learn from the Somalia inquiry: Richard Shimooka in the National Post

The Decline of Canada’s Defence Aviation industry: Richard Shimooka in the Hill Times

If the government is serious in its desire to sustain the aerospace, and defence aerospace industry, it must do so through a well-reasoned and resourced strategy, writes Richard Shimooka.  By Richard Shimooka, January 5, 2021 Of all sectors, Aerospace has been among the hardest hit in the global economy to date. This not only includes… Continue reading The Decline of Canada’s Defence Aviation industry: Richard Shimooka in the Hill Times

Canada should stand on guard in the post-COVID Era: Richard Shimooka for Inside Policy

The world is becoming increasingly unstable and military force may be required to ensure this country’s security and prosperity, writes Richard Shimooka. By Richard Shimooka, December 9, 2020  In the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic caused significant dislocations to Canadian economy and society. However, as we look to the international sphere, the pandemic has accelerated… Continue reading Canada should stand on guard in the post-COVID Era: Richard Shimooka for Inside Policy

Confronting a New Geo-Strategic Environment in the Post-COVID-19 Era: New MLI Paper

OTTAWA, ON (November 10, 2020): The COVID-19 pandemic has already reshaped life for many Canadians. However, the most significant long-term impact of the pandemic will likely be felt less on the personal level, and instead on the global stage. In MLI’s latest paper titled “After the Pandemic: Confronting a New Geo-Strategic Environment in the Post-COVID-19… Continue reading Confronting a New Geo-Strategic Environment in the Post-COVID-19 Era: New MLI Paper

Ocasio-Cortez’s Twitch stream is a masterclass in political communications: Richard Shimooka in the Toronto Star

The ability to effectively utilize new media in a genuine and effective way is a major advantage. Perhaps one day people will look back at Ocasio-Cortez’s masterclass of a stream and point to it as a watershed in political communications, writes Richard Shimooka in the Toronto Star.  By Richard Shimooka, November 2, 2020 One of… Continue reading Ocasio-Cortez’s Twitch stream is a masterclass in political communications: Richard Shimooka in the Toronto Star

It’s an increasingly unstable world out there. Canada’s military should be prepared: Richard Shimooka in the National Post

The trajectory of international relations suggests military force may be required to ensure this country’s security and prosperity, writes Richard Shimooka in the National Post. Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be read in full here.  By Richard Shimooka, October 23, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has masked a significant shift in global… Continue reading It’s an increasingly unstable world out there. Canada’s military should be prepared: Richard Shimooka in the National Post

Why Canadians should care about the Azerbaijani-Armenia conflict: Richard Shimooka in the National Post

Source: Armenian Ministry of Defence

Even as we deal with the effects of the pandemic at home, we cannot ignore developments and conflicts abroad, writes Richard Shimooka in the National Post. Below is an expert from the article, which can be read in full here. By Richard Shimooka, October 10, 2020 Over the past several weeks, Armenia and Azerbaijan have… Continue reading Why Canadians should care about the Azerbaijani-Armenia conflict: Richard Shimooka in the National Post

Fighting COVID-19 will require unity of purpose and understanding: Richard Shimooka in the National Post

Societal views on the COVID-19 pandemic span a broad spectrum. Our society is without defining experiences, instead becoming increasingly pluralistic and diverse in its views, writes Richard Shimooka.  By Richard Shimooka, March 20, 2020 On March 12, the TSX recorded its largest single day crash since May 1940. It was a fitting link to a… Continue reading Fighting COVID-19 will require unity of purpose and understanding: Richard Shimooka in the National Post

How should Canada approach its China problem?: Richard Shimooka in The Diplomat

The Meng Wanzhou affair is a wake-up call: Canada needs to get serious about the China challenge, writes Richard Shimooka. By Richard Shimooka, August 7, 2019 Buried under the headlines about the ongoing trade row between the United States and China, the flare-up of tensions in the South China Seas, and the Hong Kong demonstrations,… Continue reading How should Canada approach its China problem?: Richard Shimooka in The Diplomat

Defence policy should be an amalgamation of perspectives: Richard Shimooka in The Hill Times

While the DND leadership put forward what it believed to be the best approach, Mark Norman’s advice itself changed what government policy was, writes Richard Shimooka. By Richard Shimooka, June 12, 2019 Over the past several months, the trial and eventual stay of charges on Vice Admiral Mark Norman has been a spectacle for Canadians.… Continue reading Defence policy should be an amalgamation of perspectives: Richard Shimooka in The Hill Times