Category Archives: Terrorism

May 30-31 Canada-US Law Institute conference in Cleveland

I am a member of the Executive Committee of the Canada-US Law Institute which holds important conferences and events in both countries to discuss the legal impliications — and legal reforms needed — to facilitate the two countries’ relationship. This year I’m on a high-level panel in “Financial Integrity” involving the legal professions in both… Read More

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Ukraine’s “invisible” refugee crisis due to Putin’s War

Lebanon, Turkey, and Jordan are not the world’s only major “refugee” hosting nations. Ukraine too hosts enormous numbers of people who have had to leave their homes because of war. Millions fled their homes in 2014 after Russian operatives and tanks invaded Ukraine’s eastern regions and annexed Crimea. But they are not labeled “refugees.” Instead,… Read More

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Dec. 2 Kyiv Ukraine: Keynote at Tiger Conference

The work toward rebuilding Ukraine and forging a fair and decent social contract continues given the country’s systemic problems such as corruption and lack of human rights or economic freedoms. The Kyiv Post every year hosts a conference that features high profile Ukrainian and global experts to discuss the country’s challenges and provide solutions. For… Read More

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Brexit Paradox: US and Canada should merge economically and militarily

The Three Amigos met this week in Ottawa with an exceedingly messy Brexit and rising U.S. protectionism as worrisome backdrops. The meeting was more about optics than substance, but there was one clear and expensive request buried President Barack Obama’s speech: “NATO needs more Canada.” Whoops. The media has not picked up on this because… Read More

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Trump Presidency Would be Deja Bush

WASHINGTON, D.C. – No visit to the capitol is complete without rubbing elbows with the great and grateful. This week, I found myself at a swanky law firm gathering where I met and chatted with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham. He was a nominee briefly but dropped out. And in January, he described the choice between… Read More

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Apple: Big Tech and Big Brother

It seems Americans trust their tech companies — led by Apple Inc. — to protect their privacy. They shouldn’t. This trust factor showed up in a recent poll taken following the highly publicized legal battle between Apple and the U.S. Justice Department began. Justice officials asked Apple to de-encrypt an iPhone used by a terrorist…. Read More

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Ukraine’s Energy War with Russia, Canadian Gas Magazine

INTERNATIONAL The Demand for Energy Security in Ukraine – Interview with Andriy Kobolev, Chairman and CEO of Naftogaz by Diane Francis Issue 4, 2015 Diane Francis visited Ukraine in June as a journalist, the latest of her many visits there dating back to 1992. She wrote this about the country’s natural gas monopoly Naftogaz, Ukraine’s… Read More

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