Protecting Innocents in Combat: New proposed legislation to deter the use of human shields

OTTAWA, ON (May 13, 2021): Even as Hamas launches attacks at civilian targets, the Iran-backed terror organization hides its assets and operations amidst civilians to complicate the response from Israel. While using human shields is universally understood to be a war crime, the tactic has long been employed with impunity by terror groups, rogue nations… Continue reading Protecting Innocents in Combat: New proposed legislation to deter the use of human shields

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

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

Canadian aid to UNRWA promotes terrorism and extremism, and needs to stop: Joe Adam George for Inside Policy

Canadian foreign aid must be based on its core values of democracy, accountable governance, peaceful pluralism and respect for diversity and human rights, writes Joe Adam George. By Joe Adam George, March 15, 2021 Preventing terrorist attacks is one of the most significant challenges nation-states face today when it comes to securing their borders and… Continue reading Canadian aid to UNRWA promotes terrorism and extremism, and needs to stop: Joe Adam George for Inside Policy

Ending Pakistan’s Proxy War in Afghanistan: New Paper by Chris Alexander

OTTAWA, ON (March 3, 2021): Alongside regimes in Russia, China and Iran, Pakistan deserves recognition as amongst the world’s greatest disruptors for its proxy war in Afghanistan. Many Canadians have lost their lives in pursuit of Afghanistan’s freedom and prosperity. Though the price was steep, Canada was a major contributor toward bringing greater stability to the… Continue reading Ending Pakistan’s Proxy War in Afghanistan: New Paper by Chris Alexander

The Terrorist Designation: Sarah Teich on CBC

 MLI senior fellow and counter-terror expert Sarah Teich spoke with CBC’s Andrew Nichols following the federal government’s decision to designate the Proud Boys and other far-right extremist groups as terrorist entities in Canada. “Putting any entity on the terrorist list comes with real, meaningful, and concrete consequences,” explained Teich. “It’s a very powerful move.”… Continue reading The Terrorist Designation: Sarah Teich on CBC

US overcompensating for storming of Capitol with inauguration security: Leuprecht

The huge security rollout in Washington, DC, ahead of the presidential inauguration on January 20 is because there is not a good grasp of intelligence, says MLI Senior Fellow Christian Leuprecht, and officials don’t want a repeat of the Capitol security breach on January 6.

Democracies must invest in the future of technology before it’s too late: Deanna Horton and Jonathan Berkshire Miller in the Vancouver Sun

It is time for Canada to use its convening power to gather the like-minded and create a fund to promote the technologies that will advance liberal democracies, write Deanna Horton and Jonathan Berkshire Miller in the Vancouver Sun.  By Deanna Horton and Jonathan Berkshire Miller, October 26, 2020  The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic over… Continue reading Democracies must invest in the future of technology before it’s too late: Deanna Horton and Jonathan Berkshire Miller in the Vancouver Sun

Secure use of technology crucial for our future economy after COVID-19: Ray Boisvert for Inside Policy

In the post-pandemic world, governments and the business community need to rapidly adjust to crisis-driven transformation, writes Ray Boisvert. By Ray Boisvert, April 30, 2020. In the past decade, the world subtly yet effectively emerged into the age of technology enablement. Robotics, mobile devices, Cloud capability, high-speed connectivity and artificial intelligence, all seamlessly underpin a… Continue reading Secure use of technology crucial for our future economy after COVID-19: Ray Boisvert for Inside Policy

Canada’s 5G decision is a matter of national security and should be unencumbered: J. Berkshire Miller in the Montreal Gazette

Huawei is a company beholden to higher laws that could — and most likely would — make it a tool for Chinese state-sponsored espionage, writes J. Berkshire Miller. By Johnathan Berkshire Miller, February 28, 2020 This month, one of Canada’s largest telecommunications companies — Telus Communications — once again tried to lobby its case on… Continue reading Canada’s 5G decision is a matter of national security and should be unencumbered: J. Berkshire Miller in the Montreal Gazette