“Halifax International Security Forum: 3 things to watch”
by Stephen Puddicombe
1. ISIS (also known as ISIL) and the future of the Arab world. Retired general John Allen, the U.S. Department of State’s presidential envoy for the global coalition against ISIL, will lead the discussion;
2. Hong Kong, China: One city, two visions.
3. Ukraine, Russia, and the future of Eurasian democracy
There will also be discussion, some on some off the record, about perspectives on the threat of the Islamic State directly to North America, Ebola, and renewed armed conflicts as well as views on Canadian and American leadership to address these crises.