Our Professors in the Media

09/29/2014 - Wesley Wark: The rise and fall of Arthur Porter

In this Op-Ed, Wesley Wark, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, outlines the life and times of Arthur Porter.

09/29/2014 - Le discours vide

Dans cet article, Roland Paris, École supérieure d'affaires publiques et internationales, indique que le Canada se fait de plus en plus discret au sein de l'OTAN, en se désengageant de certains programmes communs mais aussi en gardant le silence sur des enjeux de fond. « Nous nous sommes complètement retirés de tout débat sur l'avenir de l'Afghanistan, dès le retrait de nos troupes. »

09/27/2014 - Les crises retiennent l'attention à l'Assemblée générale

Ferry de Kerckhove, École supérieure d'affaires publiques et internationales, commente sur l’accord des membres du Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU en ce qui concerne une intervention en Irak et en Syrie. « C’est un signal très important. Les bagarres entre Russes et Américains ont été mises de côté parce que tous les membres du Conseil ont une entente parfaite en ce qui concerne la lutte contre [l’État islamique]. »

09/26/2014 - Stephen Harper ready to write history in his own image

Roland Paris, Graduate school of Public and International Affairs, comments on Canada’s public opinion of the Prime Minister Stephen Harper. “I don’t think Canadians have really moved far from that deeper conviction that Canada should be engaged broadly in international organizations and should be promoting international rules, norms and institutions, and that doing so serves our interests and reflects our values.”

09/25/2014 - The National

(3:27-3:46) Thomas Juneau, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, discusses the possibility of deploying additional CF18 fighting aircrafts in Iraq.

09/25/2014 - Power and Politics with Evan Solomon

(21:31-29:23) Discussing Canada’s upcoming involvement in Iraq and Syria, Thomas Juneau, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, said it’s difficult to know what Canada will be doing in addition to what’s already been said by the federal government. “There’s really a variety of options and at this point its speculation in terms of which of those it will be” he stated.

09/25/2014 - État islamique: « des attaques de plus en plus fréquentes »

Cette entrevue avec Thomas Juneau, École supérieure d'affaires publiques et internationales, traite de la campagne militaire que mènera les États-Unis au Moyen-Orient. 

09/24/2014 - Critics accuse Harper of using UN, foreign affairs for domestic gain

The Prime Minister will be addressing the UN after many years of absence. John Trent, Centre on Governance, said Harper’s return to the UN is welcome, but could well be motivated by the prospect of a coming federal election at home.

09/24/2014 - Analysis: Breaking down the ISIS threat to Canada

In light of ISIS' threats directed at Western countries and the federal government's reactionary stance, Thomas Juneau, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, said “I think the threat ISIS put out over the weekend should be taken seriously. That being said, I’m not sure to [what] extent Canada’s presence in Iraq actually makes a difference to that threat level.”

09/23/2014 - Global National: September 23, 2014

(6:16-6:38) Regarding Canada’s involvement in the Middle East, Roland Paris, Centre for International Policy Studies, says ‘’one of the most serious questions that can be asked of the government is how it’s using its armed forces.’’

08/22/2014 - Wark: Canadian spy agency watchdog strikes a new pose

In this Op-Ed, Wesley Wark, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, discusses the Commissioner of the Communications Security Establishment's first annual report on privacy. "The CSE commissioner has been around since 1996, but for much of its existence it has toiled in obscurity, shackled to the Official Secrets Act, showing every sign of liking its shackles, showing little relish for any public truth-telling function, and displaying a tortuous relationship with what George Orwell called plain English," he writes.

08/20/2014 - Wayne Wouters: Retiring clerk sparked controversy and compliments

David Zussman, Chairholder of Jarislowsky Chair on Management in the Public Sector, discusses Wayne Wouters's career after he announces his retirement from his position as Clerk of the Privy Council Office. “He made it work for sure between PCO and PMO and that is an important accomplishment,” he states.

08/19/2014 - Does Canada's support for Western offensive against ISIL come with threat of attack?

Wesley Wark, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, says that a direct terrorist threat against Canada is unlikely despite its involvement in norther Iraq. "I think there is little likelihood of any blowback attacks on Canada/North America by ISIL at this stage, although there have been threats from ISIL media sources," he states. 

08/18/2014 - Military drone program in holding pattern

Philippe Lagassé, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, explains why National Defence does not yet own drones although they are becoming ubiquitous in many modern militaries and in commercial ventures.

08/17/2014 - Military drone plan grounded amid continuing debate over fleet needs

Philippe Lagassé, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, explains why National Defence does not yet own drones although they are becoming ubiquitous in many modern militaries and in commercial ventures. 

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