Digital Divide French philosopher Montesquieu noted that only democratic societies require the “whole power” of education, considering despotic regimes depend on propaganda instead of education. Many years later, in 2016, the CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission) dilatorily recognized internet access as a basic Canadian right, a catalyst for innovation, and a crucial element of Read More…
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has produced and accelerated significant geopolitical shifts that increase the chances of a future military conflict between NATO and non-NATO countries in an international system that was not suffering from a shortage of tensions. Events in Europe continue to unfold very quickly. So far, though, the international response to Russia’s war Read More…
Canada & BGP Hijacking For over a decade (2010, 2018, 2019, 2020), China has quietly shown a pattern of hijacking global data flows by redirecting them through servers located in China, sometimes for minutes, other times for much longer, where the data could be copied onto Chinese Communist Party (CCP) networks and decrypted at leisure. One of the Read More…
The digital front of modern warfare and Great Power conflict increasingly occupies the minds of American and Chinese leaders. In this article, Touraj Riazi looks at the infrastructure that undergirds the digital world and how vital it is to the Chinese and American quest for “Network Hegemony.”
Touraj Riazi had the privilege of interviewing Andy Ellis, current VP of Corporate Strategy at EVNTL. We discussed EVNTL, its use of AI and the implications. Andy Ellis was formerly the Assistant Director of Operations at the Canadian Security and Intelligence Services.
Touraj Riazi had the privilege of interviewing Col. Jaak Tarien, Director of NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE). The interview concentrates on the functions of the CCDCOE and how they enhance the Alliance’s cybersecurity. Canada is currently in the process of joining the CCDCOE.
A recent conversation with a Canadian WWII veteran reminded me that truly remembering Canadian sacrifices entails more than simply placing a pin through a hole.
What risks do governments face when barely any international regulations guides private sector actions in cyber space?
States always attempt to act in accordance with international law but what happens when none exists?
Touraj Riazi’s interview on Canada’s Defence Policy with Gen (Ret’d) Henault, a member of the Minister’s Advisory Panel for Canada’s 2017 Defence Policy Review.