Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Political Studies in the News: December 2 - 8, 2019

POLS GraphicTuesday, December 3

CBC Online: Canada 'slightly delinquent' on defence spending, Trump says at NATO gathering

Stéfanie von Hlatky discusses NATO's evolution since its inception.

Wednesday, December 4

Global News: ANALYSIS: Trump will remember Trudeau’s NATO snickers — so may Canadian voters

Kim Nossal comments on Donald Trump's need for a global affairs win and how that ties in to Canadian/American relations following the most recent NATO summit

Toronto Star: Huawei is moving its R&D centre from the U.S. to Canada, but does Canada want it?

Christian Leuprecht discusses the move and if Canada should welcome the expansion.

Thursday, December 5

CKNW-Vancouver: Huawei aims to move research facility to Canada

Christian Leuprecht explains the issues this could pose for Canada.

Friday, December 6

CBC Online: The Nato Alliance at 70

Stéfanie von Hlatky discusses the recent NATO summit in Watford, England.

Sunday, December 8

The Conversation: The digital economy’s environmental footprint is threatening the planet

In his op-ed, PhD candidate Raynold Wonder Alorse says without urgent system-wide actions, the digital economy and green economy will be incompatible with each other and could lead to more greenhouse gas emissions, accelerate climate change and pose great threats to humanity.