Latest Research: Articles, Papers, and Reports


Phillip Lipscy: COVID-19 and the Politics of Crisis

January 11, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic presents an opportunity to refocus scholarly attention on the politics of crisis. Crises that abruptly upend political and economic relations are important and increasing in frequency. However, the division of international relations into international political economy (IPE)...

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Wanted in 2021: A coherent global health strategy for Canada

January 11, 2021

Reach Faculty Mentor Erica Di Ruggiero co-wrote an article for The Conversation which was picked up by the National Post. Canada’s foreign policy efforts are fragmented, a jumble of trade and aid deals that fail to adequately consider that our...

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Which COVID policies are most effective? A Bayesian analysis of COVID-19 by jurisdiction

January 6, 2021

Anita McGahan co-authors this report from PLOS ONE investigates the efficacy of control policies for COVID-19 in around 40 jurisdictions, which include countries and states in the United States. The purpose is to provide policymakers and the general public with...

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Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy in Canada: attitudes, beliefs, and the information ecosystem

January 6, 2021

Peter Loewen co-authors this report investigating the willingness of Canadians to be vaccinated, discussions about vaccination on social media, and how best to reach those unsure about taking a vaccine. The report finds that 65% of Canadians intend to take...

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The Great iPwn: Journalists Hacked with Suspected NSO Group iMessage ‘Zero-Click’ Exploit

December 20, 2020

New Citizen Lab report finds that in July and August 2020, government operatives used NSOGroup’s Pegasus spyware to hack 36 personal phones belonging to journalists, producers, anchors, and executives at Al Jazeera.

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Renewing the Social Contract: Economic Recovery in Canada from COVID-19

December 18, 2020

Established by the President of the Royal Society of Canada in April 2020, the RSC Task Force on COVID-19 was mandated to provide evidence-informed perspectives on major societal challenges in response to and recovery from COVID-19. The Task Force established a series...

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Cyber conflict vs Cyber command: hidden dangers in the American military solution to a large-scale intelligence problem

December 16, 2020

Is cyber conflict more like war, intelligence, or something else? Jon R. Lindsay argues that the stakes of this debate are not simply conceptual but institutional. United States Cyber Command emerged from the American intelligence community, but it has strong...

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Unmasked: COVID-KAYA and the Exposure of Healthcare Worker Data in the Philippines

December 13, 2020

A new Citizen Lab report reveals vulnerabilities in COVID-KAYA, a platform used by frontline healthcare workers in the Philippines.

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Huawei & 5G: Clarifying the Canadian Equities and Charting a Strategic Path Forward

December 8, 2020

by Christopher Parsons December 8, 2020 Read the report in full and a list of frequently asked questions about Huawei and 5G. Communications technologies are always bound by politics. The ability to communicate more quickly, decode other parties’ secret communications,...

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The Making of the Modern Metropolis: Evidence from London

December 2, 2020

In this article for the Quarterly Journal of Economics, co-authors Stephan Heblich, Stephen Redding, and Daniel Sturm use newly constructed spatially disaggregated data for London from 1801 to 1921 to argue that the invention of the steam railway led to...

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