Russia’s Actions Are a Direct Attack on US and Allied Democracies: New MLI Commentary by Tom Nichols

OTTAWA, ON (December 11, 2018): Russia’s recent activities against the United States and its allies constitute an unprecedented attack on our democratic institutions – one that approaches “an act of war.” That is the conclusion of a new MLI commentary by Tom Nichols, a professor at the US Naval War College. The paper is titled… Continue reading Russia’s Actions Are a Direct Attack on US and Allied Democracies: New MLI Commentary by Tom Nichols

Canada’s performance on defence leaves much room for improvement: New MLI Defence Policy Report Card

OTTAWA, ON (December 6, 2018): In a dangerous and changing world, getting Canada’s defence policy right is as important as ever. From Russia, to China, to North Korea, and more, Canada is facing global challenges for which Ottawa must be prepared. With that in mind, MLI is pleased to release a new report by Jeffrey… Continue reading Canada’s performance on defence leaves much room for improvement: New MLI Defence Policy Report Card

5G, Huawei, and the Threat of China’s Cyber Espionage: New MLI Commentary

OTTAWA, ON (November 23, 2018): Like much of the world, Canada is entering into a new period of network technology. “Fifth generation” of “5G” is upon us, meaning that Canada will have to chose which industry partners are the best fit for developing the new network. No company has been more prominent in this process… Continue reading 5G, Huawei, and the Threat of China’s Cyber Espionage: New MLI Commentary

Dealing with Canadian ‘Jihadis’ Detained Abroad: New MLI Commentary

OTTAWA, ON (November 16, 2018): The Islamic State is crumbling, and in its wake, Canadian policy makers are now faced with a new challenge: what should be done with Canadian jihadis returning home or being detained abroad? To address this problem, MLI has released a new commentary by Scott Newark, titled It’s Time for an… Continue reading Dealing with Canadian ‘Jihadis’ Detained Abroad: New MLI Commentary

Learning from Australia about China’s Influence Activities: New MLI Commentary

OTTAWA, ON (November 2, 2018): For over a decade, Australia has been in the Chinese Communist Party’s crosshairs in the form of political influence activities. The Australian public is becoming more aware of this reality in large part due to the work of Clive Hamilton – author of the best-selling book Silent Invasion: China’s Influence… Continue reading Learning from Australia about China’s Influence Activities: New MLI Commentary

Why Taiwan is crucial in the international order: New MLI Commentary

OTTAWA, ON (October 30, 2018): With China acting increasingly aggressive, and Western countries looking for ways to send strong yet peaceful signals to Beijing, it may be time to reassess and strengthen our approach to Taiwan. With that in mind, MLI Managing Director Dr. Brian Lee Crowley has laid out why Taiwan is so crucial… Continue reading Why Taiwan is crucial in the international order: New MLI Commentary

Defending Against China’s Influence Operations Abroad: New MLI Report

OTTAWA, ON (October 25, 2018): In recent years, China has invested billions of dollars in an effort to boost its visibility and improve its image abroad. However, unbeknownst to many Canadians, the Chinese Communist Party has expanded its efforts, and is now increasingly relying more on unsavoury influence operations that use co-optation, bribery, incentivization, disinformation,… Continue reading Defending Against China’s Influence Operations Abroad: New MLI Report

The pilot retention crisis facing Canada’s air force: New MLI commentary

This photo has been digitally altered for operational security. CF-188 Hornet aircraft arrive at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania during Operation REASSURANCE, September 1, 2018. Photo: Cpl Dominic Duchesne-Beaulieu RP20-2018-0013-M05

OTTAWA, ON (October 11, 2018): The Canada-US relationship has been front and centre in public view over the past year, with trade disputes and contentious renegotiations around NAFTA, which was successfully concluded in the renamed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. So far, the bilateral security relationship has largely escaped scrutiny. Yet, as outlined in a new MLI… Continue reading The pilot retention crisis facing Canada’s air force: New MLI commentary

How Canada’s commitment in Latvia responds to Trump’s rhetoric on NATO: New MLI commentary

(right to left) Mike Pence (Vice President of the United States), the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

OTTAWA, ON (October 2, 2018): Canada has a key role in NATO’s defence of the Baltics. In 2017, it had taken up the leadership role as the Framework Nation of NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battlegroup in Latvia. Immediately prior to NATO’s Brussels summit in July 2018, the prime minister also renewed Canada’s commitment to… Continue reading How Canada’s commitment in Latvia responds to Trump’s rhetoric on NATO: New MLI commentary

It’s time for Canada to rethink its decades-long caution on Taiwan: New MLI report

OTTAWA, ON (September 6, 2018): A lot has happened since the Pierre Trudeau government recognized the People’s Republic of China back in 1970, but Canada has not yet shown it’s willing to modernize its approach to Taiwan to keep up with the changing times. The current approach remains heavily rooted in an outdated “One-China” policy… Continue reading It’s time for Canada to rethink its decades-long caution on Taiwan: New MLI report