Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Political Studies in the News: January 21 - January 27, 2019

POLS GraphicMonday, January 21

Maclean's Magazine: An arms race that Canada could actually win

Dr. Leuprecht says we’ve never had to take full responsibility for our own defense before because we’ve always hitched our wagons to bigger allies who took care of that.

The Conversation: The urgent need for Democrats to embrace progressive policies

Dr. Berman says the Democratic party needs a revised image grounded in a new reality that will address basic issues of inequality, access, and fairness. The op-ed also appeared in the National Post. 

Tuesday, January 22

The Conversation: More than just 'war games,' military exercises require transparency

Hughes says despite the risk that military exercises can heighten tensions, they are critical to enhancing NATO’s unity and military capability. 

Wednesday, January 23

National Post: More than just 'war games,' military exercises require transparency

Hughes says despite the risk that military exercises can heighten tensions, they are critical to enhancing NATO’s unity and military capability. 

CKWS/Kingston: Has the mystery of the Kingston plane been solved?

Dr. Leuprecht says the plane clearly belongs to a government entity. 

Thursday, January 24

The Conversation: The arrest of Huawei executive has put Canada in tight spot

Dr. von Hlatky says the perceived public humiliation of one of China's most important women executives, accused of exploiting offshore legal entities to do business with Iran, has already led to retaliation against Canada and this is likely to grow. 

Saturday, January 26

Global TV: Second man arrested in Kingston, Ont., ‘attack plot’ released without charge

CBC-TV: RCMP arrests one minor and one adult in Kingston in alleged terror plot

Dr. Leuprecht says the situation suggests to us this could happen in any town and there continues to be a threat from a very small group of people. 

Sunday, January 27

Globe and Mail: When the world’s population shrinks, Canada is poised to grow and prosper

Dr. Banting says Canadians aren't quite as tolerant towards immigration and multiculturalism as they like to think they are. The story also appeared in the Toronto Star. 

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