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Christian Leuprecht: To meet the refugee crisis

To meet the refugee crisis

Christian Leuprecht and Sean Speer
National Post, December 14, 2015

Last week marked the arrival of the first Syrian refugees to Canada as part of the new government’s commitment to resettle 25,000 by the end of February. The images of these families arriving with little more than the clothes on their backs have galvanized Canadians and spawned acts of compassion and civic engagement in communities across the country.

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Stéfanie von Hlatky: Shot-down Russian warplane raises questions on rules of engagement

Shot-down Russian warplane raises questions on rules of engagement

Stéfanie von Hlatky
CBC News November 25, 2015

Turkey's decision to shoot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday could have "huge political consequences,' a Canadian military expert says, but some key details about the incident remain unconfirmed.

"Sometimes immediately after [an incident] accounts differ," said Stéfanie von Hlatky, director of the Centre for International and Defence Policy at Queen's University in Kingston, Ont.  

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Christian Leuprecht: Canada could face same troubles as France

Complacent Canada could face same troubles as France

Christian Leuprecht
special to the Toronto Sun, November 20, 2015

Canada has the highest legal per capita immigration rate of any western democracy, yet most of our immigrants come from countries that are hardly flourishing democracies. This raises concerns about Canada’s capacity to socialize new arrivals into democratic norms and values. No longer can we assume this will just happen automatically.

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Stéfanie von Hlatky: What post-Paris NATO means for Canada

What post-Paris NATO means for Canada

Alex Wilner and Stéfanie von Hlatky
Guest columnists, Toronto Sun, November 20, 2015

Last Friday’s massacre in Paris has shaken France to its core. Will NATO be called upon to respond? Canada’s future contribution may hinge on its decision. French President Francois Hollande called the terrorist attack “an act of war”that was “prepared, organized, and planned … by a jihadist army, Daesh [ISIS, ISIL].”

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Christian Leuprecht: Trudeau warned to go slow on changes to anti-terror law

Trudeau warned to go slow on changes to anti-terror law in wake of Paris attacks

Christian Leuprecht
in Ian MacLeod article, Ottawa Citizen, November 17, 2015

The carnage in Paris has prompted some security and intelligence experts to raise fresh concerns about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s proposed reforms to Canada’s controversial anti-terror legislation.

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