Why Canada’s Left is Wrong on Venezuela: Kaveh Shahrooz for Inside Policy

By supporting the Maduro regime in Venezuela, Canada’s left has collectively failed an important moral and political test, writes Kaveh Shahrooz. By Kaveh Shahrooz, February 8, 2019 An action can be moral, even if it has Donald Trump’s support. That may be an obvious point. But, when it comes to Venezuela, it is seemingly lost… Continue reading Why Canada’s Left is Wrong on Venezuela: Kaveh Shahrooz for Inside Policy

Trudeau’s ‘Smart Pledge’ to UN Peacekeeping: Collins in iPolitics

While it breaks a promise made last year to engage in one large-scale mission, Trudeau’s ‘Smart Pledge’ to contribute small, targeted resources to a number of peacekeeping missions is the right choice, writes Jeffrey Collins.  Jeffrey Collins, Nov. 17 2017 Canada is back in the United Nations peacekeeping game – although not in the fashion that many were… Continue reading Trudeau’s ‘Smart Pledge’ to UN Peacekeeping: Collins in iPolitics

Canada’s “Do Nothing” Policy on North Korea: James Fergusson for Inside Policy

Canada should engage in ballistic missile defence in the face of the North Korean threat, writes James Fergusson. To do otherwise amounts to appeasement of North Korea and isolation from the conflict. By James Fergusson, Sept. 26, 2017 Canadian policy on the situation on the Korean peninsula studiously avoids any direct reference to the defence… Continue reading Canada’s “Do Nothing” Policy on North Korea: James Fergusson for Inside Policy

Canada faces new challenges and opportunities in space: Christopher Sands and Sean Kelly in Policy Options

Expanded US activities in space provide both challenges and opportunities for Canadian space ambitions, write Christopher Sands and Sean Kelly. By Christopher Sands and Sean Kelly, Sept. 22, 2017 Canadians have never been more prominent in space. Former astronaut Chris Hadfield has become a YouTube sensation for his video and Internet chats with schoolkids from space and… Continue reading Canada faces new challenges and opportunities in space: Christopher Sands and Sean Kelly in Policy Options

Canada should consider joining missile defence, Leuprecht tells the Current

Canada should consider joining ballistic missile defence (BMD) as a way to deter and protect against nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) from North Korea and other rogue states,  MLI Munk Senior Fellow Christian Leuprecht told the Current on CBC Radio One. The danger posed by North Korea nuclear-armed ICBMs has not fully matured. But it would… Continue reading Canada should consider joining missile defence, Leuprecht tells the Current

Liberals need to end the farce over fighter jets: Shimooka and McDonough in the Globe

The government needs to immediately cancel the interim buy and pursue a permanent fighter replacement, write Richard Shimooka and David McDonough.  By Richard Shimooka and David McDonough, Sept. 18, 2017 On Sept. 12, the U.S. government responded to Canada’s inquiry on the pricing for 18 Super Hornets. The price tag came back at $6.4-billion. If the… Continue reading Liberals need to end the farce over fighter jets: Shimooka and McDonough in the Globe

Guarding against RATs in cyberspace: Hugh Stephens for Inside Policy

The Remote Access Trojan (RAT) malware has become a growing problem world-wide, particularly in Asia, writes Hugh Stephens. Consumers need to take reasonable precautions, especially staying away from sites offering pirated content. By Hugh Stephens, Sept. 8, 2017 In the Chinese zodiac, the Year of the Rat (1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, etc.), one of the… Continue reading Guarding against RATs in cyberspace: Hugh Stephens for Inside Policy

Ottawa’s failure to prioritize on defence puts Canadian forces at risk: Richard Shimooka in the Hill Times

Richard Shimooka calls the federal government out for its unwillingness to ruthlessly prioritize as part of its Defence Policy Review. By Richard Shimooka, Aug. 30, 2017 Months after the government released its long-awaited defence-policy review (DPR) statement, questions swirl on a number of key areas—from whether an interim fleet of aircraft will be acquired to challenges… Continue reading Ottawa’s failure to prioritize on defence puts Canadian forces at risk: Richard Shimooka in the Hill Times

Defence plan fails to back up ambitious foreign policy aims: MLI Commentary by Richard Shimooka

Review falls short in failing to identify threats and properly allocate resources, writes Shimooka OTTAWA, August 17, 2017 – Canada’s new defence policy fails to adequately address the threats facing Canada, what priorities should properly guide the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), and the changing nature of new battlefield systems, says a new Macdonald-Laurier Institute commentary.… Continue reading Defence plan fails to back up ambitious foreign policy aims: MLI Commentary by Richard Shimooka

A Muscular New Canada? Not So Fast: Andrew Richter for Inside Policy

Canada’s new defence white paper has created an image of a more muscular Canadian approach to defence, writes Andrew Richter. Yet its impact will likely fall far short of expectation. By Andrew Richter, July 31, 2017 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, never shy of media attention, was recently featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.… Continue reading A Muscular New Canada? Not So Fast: Andrew Richter for Inside Policy