Crafting Canada’s Techno-Diplomatic Strategy

Branka Marijan Analysis and Commentary, Emerging Technologies, Featured

Canada is in dire need of a solid diplomatic strategy that responds to the growing nexus between emerging technologies and national security. Newly-appointed foreign minister Mélanie Joly would do well to prioritize the development of robust and forward-looking policies to tackle tech-related security concerns, as is increasingly the case in the foreign ministries of a number of countries—including key Canadian allies as well as would-be adversaries.

3 Key Takeaways from the Innovations Dialogue

Branka Marijan Analysis and Commentary, Featured, News

The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research Innovations Dialogue held on August 19 at the UN Office in Geneva sought to address  the implications of artificial intelligence, quantum computing, blockchain, and the Internet of Things on arms control and disarmament.

Civil society under surveillance

Branka Marijan Conventional Weapons, Emerging Technologies, Featured, Ploughshares Monitor

Many civil society groups and activists—yes, in Canada, as well as in many other countries—have solid grounds for believing that they have been and are still under surveillance—by national security agencies and now, increasingly, by private entities.

Balancing individual rights and national security

Branka Marijan Analysis and Commentary, Conventional Weapons, Emerging Technologies, Featured, News

In his recent remarks at the Economic Club of Canada, Canadian Security Intelligence Services (CSIS) director David Vigneault indicated that new national security threats are keeping the country’s spies awake …