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Stéphanie Martel and David Welch "China is playing defence – not offence – in the South China Sea" (The Globe and Mail)

China is playing defence – not offence – in the South China Sea

Opinion: The Globe and Mail 

14 July 2020


On Monday, in what cynics may be forgiven for seeing as an attempt to distract attention from its mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration declared that “Beijing’s claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea are completely unlawful, as is its campaign of bullying to control them.”

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Christian Leuprecht "Defence spending likely to face post-COVID cuts" (The Hill Times)

Defence spending likely to face post-COVID cuts

The Liberals' defence policy, Strong, Secure and Engaged, could be in for post-pandemic trouble.

By Aidan Chamandy, The Hill Times
25 May 2020 


We’ve cut everything there is to cut. In terms of serious savings, there aren’t savings to be found in efficiency exercises.
Professor Christian Leuprecht

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Amarnath Amarasingam "CSIS Recognition Of Incel Extremism Opens Door To More Terrorism Charges In Canada" (Huffington Post)

CSIS Recognition Of Incel Extremism Opens Door To More Terrorism Charges In Canada

Police recently laid Canada’s first terrorism charge in an alleged misogynistic crime.

Zi-Ann Lum, Huffington Post, 23 May 2020
Molly Hayes/Colin Freeze, Globe and Mail, 19 May 2020


OTTAWA — Canada’s spy agency will now recognize the incel movement as ideologically motivated violent extremism, which opens a new door for gender-driven violence to be treated as terrorism and a national security offence.

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Christian Leuprecht "Russia’s military feat in Arctic, spectacular, but no real threat to West" (Radio Canada International)

Russia’s military feat in Arctic, spectacular, but no real threat to West

Marc Montgomery, Radio Canada International
12 May 2020


Russia’s military in late April achieved a spectacular first. An elite team of paratroops jumped from a giant transport jet at a height of 10,000 metres above their Arctic archipelago.

The paratroops used oxygen masks, specially designed clothing, parachutes and navigation devices for the jump onto Franz Josef Land.

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Kim Nossal "Canada honours Forces members killed in crash" (The Canadian Press)

Canada honours Forces members killed in crash

The Canadian Press
6 May 2020


TRENTON, Ont. — A nation already struggling with the emotions of a pandemic lockdown, a horrific plane crash in Iran and the worst mass shooting in its history grieved again on Wednesday as it honoured the victims of Canada's worst military tragedy in more than a decade.

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