David Leyton-Brown

Professor of Political Science, York University

David Leyton-Brown is a Professor of Political Science and the Master of Calumet College. He is formerly the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies at York, and then the Executive Director of the Ontario Council on Graduate Studies. His research and teaching has focused on International Relations, Canada-United States relations, Canadian and U.S foreign and defence policies, the politics of international trade and investment, and academic quality assurance

Most Recent Posts

Leyton-Brown: What role will sanctions by Canada, the United States, and the European Union play in the development of the political crisis in Ukraine?

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March 18, 2014

It depends on what the sanctions are intended to accomplish, and what sanctions are applied. Sanctions are effective at communicating to your own citizens the seriousness of your resolve, but they are not likely to be effective in compelling an opponent country, especially a large, powerful, and self-sufficient one, to relinquish something that matters much […]

Leyton-Brown: Is Conservative foreign policy different from Liberal foreign policy?

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September 5, 2011

In some ways yes there are particular policy priorities – e.g. Middle East. ┬áBut fundamentally Canadian interests endure regardless of the party in power, and Canada’s structural characteristics (e.g. high dependence on international trade, proximity to and interdependence with the United States, etc.) mean that the fundamentals of Canadian foreign policy should be common to […]

Leyton-Brown: Is Conservative foreign policy different from Liberal foreign policy?”

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September 5, 2011

In some ways yes there are particular policy priorities – e.g. Middle East.  But fundamentally Canadian interests endure regardless of the party in power, and Canada’s structural characteristics (e.g. high dependence on international trade, proximity to and interdependence with the United States, etc.) mean that the fundamentals of Canadian foreign policy should be common to […]