Canada has introduced a new “National Economic Security Lens” for foreign investment, beginning with its critical minerals sector. Scott Burns argues that this new policy is aimed at China, with the goals of “friend-shoring” and protecting the supply chain for these minerals for Canada’s future green investments.
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Did you know? 9 Facts About Money Laundering in Canada Infographic
How much do you know about money laundering in Canada? In this infographic Katherine E. Todd
shares 9 key facts about money laundering like how much money is laundered in Canada, how it happens, and what the government has done to stop it.
The Taiwan Visit: Canada moving past megaphone diplomacy for its Indo-Pacific Strategy?
In this article, Research Analyst Andrew Erskine examines the recent trip to Taiwan by an all-party Canadian delegation. Specifically, he examines whether the trip offers a new glimpse into Canadian diplomatic thinking, one that is moving past megaphone diplomacy, for the country’s forthcoming Indo-Pacific strategy.
2022 Halifax International Security Forum: Unity Inspired By The Spirit of the Ukrainians
From November 18 through 20, Halifax hosted its annual International Security Forum with defence ministers and other high-level security officials from around the world. Scott Burns reports from the Forum how the topic of the war in Ukraine was discussed throughout.
Who Will Save the Internet from China?
The Geopolitics of the Internet Threats to an open internet have been increasing over the past decade. China, Russia, and other authoritarian states have stepped up attempts to exert greater global top-down control over the network architecture that enables the data flows internet operations rely on. If authoritarian states shape the future of the internet in Read More…
AI’s Impact on Society and Security
Artificial intelligence is a rapidly advancing technology that influences much of daily life in economically advanced countries. It has the ability to benefit a wide range of industries, from internet-based businesses to weapons manufacturers; however, applications of AI is not without risks.
Canada Urgently Needs a National Security Policy
It has been a busy year for policymakers and strategic thinkers in Canada. Confronting Russian aggression in Europe, balancing the Chinese and Indian relationships, and isolating the Russian economy has proven to be difficult. Domestic unrest due to supply-chain disruptions and exorbitant energy and fuel cost increases has proven to be equally challenging in many Read More…
Canada’s Need for a Comprehensive Arctic Strategy Amid Russian and Chinese Threats
Warming climates, emerging natural resources, and intensifying geopolitical threats have made the Arctic an area of great political tension, but Canada does not yet have a strategy to deal with these challenges. Can the country afford to lag behind other Arctic and “Near-Arctic” states in planning for the future of its security?
Long-lasting Peace and Prosperity is Possible in the Caucasus
Armenia and Azerbaijan have been rivals since long before the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and conflict between the two has become a norm. Barış Atakan Kafadar examines how peace and cooperation in the region is possible and sustainable.
Xi Jinping Defiant: Cause for Concern Following China’s 20th Party Congress
Can Canada expect increased friction with Beijing? Following the 20th Party Congress, Canada is right to be concerned about China.