Assistant Professor, School of International Development and Global Studies
It has been very quiet in Berlin after the general election of 24 September. Yes, Angela Merkel officially won the election with 26.8% or 200 seats in the new Bundestag. However, her Christian Democrats (CDU) together with the Christian Social …READ MORE
Minister of the Interior Thomas de Maizière, of the Christian Democrats (CDU), had a hard time defending his seat in Sunday’s general election in Germany. This is rather surprising given that his riding in Saxony, close to Dresden, in the …READ MORE
The German minister of the interior announced on the weekend that Germany would temporarily close its southern border. In so doing, the government would temporarily leave the so-called Schengen agreement, which allows the free movement of people in the Euro …READ MORE
Published in the Ottawa Citizen on September 18, 2014
How much is enough in Canadian defence spending?
It has never been enough, and it won’t be in the future is the answer.
NATO suggests that states spend two per cent …READ MORE
Published on OpenCanada.org on September 4, 2014
Historians and political scientists tend to yearn for turning points. The history of the Atlantic Alliance has been no exception to this and, in scholarly analysis, one ripe with defining moments. Since the …READ MORE
The benefits of the Conservative government’s recently signed trade deal with the European Union are going to be unknown for some time. It will take an army of economists, lawyers and political scientists to assess the pros and cons of …READ MORE