Archive | August, 2008

Asia's new 'great game' is all about pipelines

I wanted to share with you this op-ed by former PetroCanada lead economist John Foster, published in today’s Toronto Star. I was very pleased to contribute the introduction to his recent report “A Pipeline Through A Troubled Land: Afghanistan, Canada, and the New Great Energy Game,” published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. (more…)

Conference of Defence Associations president's remarks an "ignorant and vitriolic attack," says David Akin

David Akin, Canwest/Global’s National Affairs Correspondent, responded on Friday to the Conference of Defence Association’s attacks against the media for not sufficiently explaining (i.e. selling) the Afghan war to the public. Akin called CDA Institute president John Scott Cowan’s recent speech, “one of the most ignorant and vitriolic attacks on my profession.” (more…)

What to do about Canada's space capabilities

I contributed to this report that appears in today’s Hill Times, an influential Ottawa newspaper. You can download the entire Aerospace supplement. THE HILL TIMES, MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 POLICY BRIEFING – AEROSPACE Committee report should push for trade exemptions, more in-service contracts in Canada, say critics (more…)