The so-called Islamic State has issued threats to Canadians and specifically urged followers to attack on Canada Day. Should we be worried? The answer is no and there are two reasons for this.
Cyber security is a problem that will not leave our headlines anytime soon. An unfortunate reality about the digital age is that with new technologies comes new threats. Our interconnected global society is at risk, seemingly daily, from an onslaught of major hacks. Continue reading
SpaceX has in a short period exceeded expectations and propelled itself to the forefront of space innovation. The group is owned by visionary Elon Musk who has set ambitious goals for the agency. Groups such as SpaceX have in many ways begun to replace national space programs such as NASA; offering different perspectives and operational procedures, at often lower costs. Yesterday SpaceX landed itself into the history books. Continue reading
Canada’s history contains numerous episodes of domestic extremism. In Quebec the FLQ once terrorised the province by kidnapping politicians and bombing political targets and during the Oka Crisis tensions between the Indigenous and the settlers boiled over in dramatic waves of violence. Canada is no stranger to violent extremes on our soil and the most prominent form of violent ideological expression gripping our country today is Islamic Terrorism.
A recent speech by Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to take place at UC Berkeley. Angry protesters surrounded the facility and demanded the event to be called off. A fire was set and the protesters became violent, ultimately resulting in the cancellation of the speech. Continue reading
E-International Relations is an online academic source for free high quality texts on a variety of topics. I was very impressed when I stumbled onto their collection. The subject matter covers a wide scope of international relations including ongoing situations in the Middle East, the conflict in Ukraine, and on Climate Change. Continue reading
Modern day Syria resembles more the ruins of a former civilization than a vibrant country rich in culture and history. The catastrophe to their society and the loss of human life is incalculable in scope, depressing to describe, and unfortunately – still ongoing. Continue reading