2019-NCOV Political Framing and Blame-Gaming

By |2020-05-13T14:51:20-10:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal, Sitaraman|Tags: , |

“2019-NCOV Political Framing and Blame-Gaming” is a new paper written by Dr. Srini Sitaraman for Security Nexus. In this paper, Dr. Sitaraman demonstrates how the mechanisms of political interference have historically resulted in disastrous outcomes in battling pandemics, and highlights this repeating pattern with COVID-19. Excerpt: According to an American intelligence assessment, the conclusion that 2019-nCoV is “not manmade or genetically modified” is the current official position. However, intelligence officials continue to explore “whether the outbreak began through contact with infected animals or if it was the result of an accident at a laboratory in Wuhan.” Several governments have called for [...]

DKI APCSS Associate Professor Co-Authors Article with Intern

By |2020-03-30T14:55:23-10:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, hemmings|Tags: , , |

DKI APCSS Assoc. Prof. John Hemmings and Intern Megan Wolf co-authored an article titled “Is Canada Ready For the New Age of Power Politics?” for the Macdonald-Laurier Institute website on March 25. Here’s an excerpt from the article: The world today is changing and the international stage is facing a dramatic shift as key states, like China and Russia, are substituting accepted standards and norms of the liberal rules-based order for a different, older form of international relations: one in which power is the standard by how things are judged. China is a clear example of this, brandishing its military power for [...]