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NATO’s Southern Flank Does Not Stop in North Africa: Addressing Terrorism Beyond the Sahel

February 17, 2016

With the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) wreaking terrorist havoc across Syria, Iraq and into Europe, this research paper by MGA student Meghan J King considers the implications of the movement’s reach deep into Africa with its 2015 merger with Nigeria-based Boko...

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Untangling the Spirit of Han on the Korean Peninsula & the Future of Trustpolitik

September 1, 2015

Tina J. Park is a doctoral fellow at the Asian Institute specializing in Canadian-Korean relations and executive director of the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. Co-Authored By: Tina J. Park There is something especially noteworthy in how the...

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Mieka Buckley-Pearson (MGA’17) and Kathleen Gnocato (MGA’14) on local investment for long-term energy solutions in Nepal

June 1, 2015

MGA student Mieka Buckley-Pearson and MGA alumna Kathleen Gnocato write for the Mars Advanced Energy Centre on the need for local long-term energy solutions for Nepal.

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Victoria Heath (MGA’16) for Canada’s need of a outer space security strategy

May 14, 2015

MGA’16 student Victoria Heath writes on the economic, civilian and military importance of Canada increasing its engagement in outer space issues.

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Private Regulation: A Viable Alternative for Global Governance?

April 21, 2015

SUMMARY FROM THE REPORT Appeared in: Public Policy & Governance Spring 2015 (Volume 6, Issue 2) AUTHOR: Steven Lampert Free-riding and coordination issues have largely impeded traditional forms of global governance from enforcing standards and engendering change across policy areas. This paper...

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Increased Policy Focus on International Students Credit Positive for Canadian Universities

September 10, 2014

During her internship with Moody’s Investor Service, MGA student Salma Hassanein published a report on the pursuit of foreign enrollment in Canada’s higher education sector.

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Gap Analysis & Stakeholder Engagement Report for the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units

June 19, 2014

Money laundering and the financing of terrorism are global, borderless crimes. An effective response to such crimes can only be achieved through a strong and interconnected global network of vested stakeholders.

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Mapping Canada’s Footprint in Asia: Canada can do better

April 23, 2014

Much of what we know about Canada’s presence in Asia is not comprehensive or easily accessible, and this gap in the public narrative concerning Canada’s footprint in Asia is to the detriment of Canadian business as well as Asian market economies.

A group of students at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs have worked to answer the question “What is Canada doing in Asia?” by going beyond the usual suspects in economic indicators.

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Home-Grown Radicalization: Where’s the Solution?

March 10, 2014

Canada is known globally for many things, a strong commitment to multiculturalism and a robust welfare state being just two of these accolades. A rapidly increasing growth in the former achievement and a declining ability in the latter to meet these new demands, however, have created new and pressing issues in regards to national policy. One of the most publicized and discussed issues that has arisen out of the past decade revolves around the notion of the “homegrown terrorist,” referring to individuals who have chosen violent means, or the financial support thereof, to achieve their varying ideological ends. Canadian policy makers and law enforcement officials have the ability to significantly reverse this growing trend.

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Do Canadians Care About Mass Online Surveillance?

March 10, 2014

This January 28th is Data Privacy Day, a date marked around the world in support of data privacy and individual control of personal digital information. This year marks the eighth such holiday and the first since whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked a cache of classified documents, revealing the hither-to unknown surveillance capabilities and vast digital reach of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).

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