This episode of Hub Dialogues features executive director of The Hub, Rudyard Griffiths, in conversation with best-selling author and senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute Yossi Klein Halevi about Israel after the October 7th attacks, what is at stake for Israeli democracy and security, and the future of a potential peace process with Palestinians.
Most geostrategic debate in Canada is framed within the Pacific and Atlantic regions. But they do not exist in isolation. The Middle East’s relevance to world politics is high.
This week’s notable anniversary in Canadian history is December 11, 1931, the date in which the Statute of Westminster received royal assent in London. The statute gave Canada independence from Britain to govern its own internal and external affairs.
Canada is viewed by the EU as a reliable and like-minded partner, so it should come as no surprise that the EU wants to develop stronger ties with us. As global instability grows, it’s time for Canada, to step up and produce more of what the EU and other allies need—especially energy and critical minerals.
The desire to merely be seen, to uphold the status quo, and the fetishization of dialogue, needs a re-evaluation. Our guiding light must be advancing Canadian interests in concert with addressing global issues.
MLI’s managing director Brian Lee Crowley recently delivered these remarks in Washington outlining the desperate need for an honest, adult conversation between the U.S. and Canada, particularly on national security and energy policy.
The goal of Hub Forum is to bring the impressive knowledge and experience of The Hub community into one place and with that in mind, here are some of the most interesting comments this week.
October 7th showed that it is not enough to contain the threat posed by Hamas, it must be eliminated. Whatever that takes is proportional, in the broad sense, to the legitimate goal of ensuring Israelis are safe in their homes.
This episode of Hub Dialogues features Kim Nossal, Professor Emeritus in Political Studies at Queen’s University, discussing his must-read book, Canada Alone: Navigating the Post-American World.
Are there any genuine Marxists remaining? Any old-school socialists? Anyone who thinks in traditional left-wing economic and class terms?