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

Facing the Sino-Russian Authoritarian Challenge: New MLI Paper by Balkan Devlen

OTTAWA, ON (March 18, 2021): A new challenge is staring down democracies around the world in the form of an authoritarian alignment between Russia and China. In a new MLI paper titled, “Facing the Authoritarian Challenge: The Sino-Russian Alignment and what to do about it,” MLI Senior Fellow Balkan Devlen explores the foundation behind this growing… Continue reading Facing the Sino-Russian Authoritarian Challenge: New MLI Paper by Balkan Devlen

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

New legislative proposal to combat global hostage-taking

OTTAWA, ON (January 21, 2021): Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor have languished as hostages in China’s brutal prisons for over two years. And this is just the most high profile recent case of innocent Canadians abroad being held against their will. Yet Canada still lacks any meaningful method to hold China, as well as non-state actors… Continue reading New legislative proposal to combat global hostage-taking

Forging a Closer Transatlantic Bond Between Canada and Europe: New MLI report

OTTAWA, ON (December 28, 2020): Canada and Europe are both facing a world rife with geopolitical uncertainty, from weakened international institutions to great power rivalry and rising authoritarian influence. What should an expanded Canadian role in transatlantic relations look like? What new opportunities are there for cooperation between Canada and Europe? This report, titled “The… Continue reading Forging a Closer Transatlantic Bond Between Canada and Europe: New MLI report

WHO you gonna call? Why there’s something strange about international institutions: New MLI report

OTTAWA, ON (December 23, 2020): The World Health Organization’s initial refusal to alert the world to the true danger of the pandemic, due to its deference to China, is a symptom of a wide-ranging failure by the UN and other organizations to reject the influence of regimes that seek to undermine Western values In MLI’s… Continue reading WHO you gonna call? Why there’s something strange about international institutions: New MLI report

From middle to major power – Correcting course in Canadian foreign policy: New MLI Paper

OTTAWA, ON (December 3, 2020): Recent polling suggests that Canadians want our country to engage more in the world and to have more of a say on global affairs. Achieving this requires decision-makers to embark on a bold and ambitious foreign policy plan. MLI’s newest paper, titled “From middle to major power: Correcting course in… Continue reading From middle to major power – Correcting course in Canadian foreign policy: New MLI Paper

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

Why the Demise of the Cold War’s INF Treaty Will Not Alter the Strategic Military Balance: New MLI Paper

OTTAWA, ON (October 23, 2020): In August of 2019, the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty between Russia and the US ended, sparking widespread concern that the world was once again on the cusp of a nuclear arms race. However, despite over a year having passed, there is no sign of such a collapse in the… Continue reading Why the Demise of the Cold War’s INF Treaty Will Not Alter the Strategic Military Balance: New MLI Paper

Canada Needs a Cohesive and Consistent Strategy to Counter China: New MLI Paper by Andrew Pickford and Jeffrey F. Collins

OTTAWA, ON (October 15, 2020): This week marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Canada and the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Ottawa has finally indicated a desire to rethink its approach to Canada-China relations. But what should this new strategy look like? In MLI’s latest paper, titled “Hard Choices: Why… Continue reading Canada Needs a Cohesive and Consistent Strategy to Counter China: New MLI Paper by Andrew Pickford and Jeffrey F. Collins