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The New Age of Uncertainty

Jim Haley discusses challenges facing the global economy and policy options to deal with them. The blog takes its name from John Kenneth Galbraith’s "The Age of Uncertainty," written at a time of considerable doubt over growth and the usefulness of economic theory. We live in such a time.

Wealth and International Politics

Bessma Momani examines the institutional workings of global economics, and how governments navigate the difficult task of generating wealth for their populations while also being cooperative political players in the world economy.

Asia-Pacific Security

CIGI’s Confidence, Trust and Empathy in Asia-Pacific Security project team—David Welch, James Manicom and Benoit Hardy-Chartrand—discuss issues and events that threaten regional stability in the Asia Pacific and explore potential pathways to improved relations.

Front Row

What did you think of this week’s lecture? Did you catch that interview, watch that podcast or read that publication? Post your feedback as Kevin Dias and Erin Baxter offer insights on the latest events and upcoming activities at CIGI.

John Ibbitson's Blog

John Ibbitson, an award-winning writer and leading political journalist in Canada, explores the foreign policy of Canada’s Conservative government. Currently on leave from The Globe and Mail, John is working on a biography of Stephen Harper, to be published in 2015 by McClelland and Stewart.

Money Mischief

Pierre Siklos discusses the challenges facing central banks as they struggle to balance monetary policy and financial stability. Money Mischief is inspired by Milton Friedman's book of the same name, which offers historical examples of what monetary policy can and cannot do.

Outside In

Given the value of migrants as development agents, this blog takes a serious look at the development consequences of migration not for the countries that receive this labour, but for the countries that send it, all while exploring the complex networks that link “home” with “away.”

Reimagining the Internet

The Internet has economic, political and social importance as a public good. On this blog, CIGI researchers discuss current events, trends and challenges in the realm of Internet governance.

Rethinking Peacebuilding

Drawing on ongoing fieldwork from both Haiti and Sierra Leone, this blog pays particular attention to the challenges of integrating top-down and bottom-up peacebuilding efforts, and to the ways in which peacebuilding processes impact, and are impacted by, non-state and community-level actors.
As part of the LA21 project, this blog tells the stories of local efforts toward sustainability from around the globe. By highlighting the work of key actors, the importance of sustainability activities at the community scale is showcased.

Tank Treads

Fred Kuntz provides an inside look at a global think tank, ­offering some of the water-cooler chat from the Centre for International Governance Innovation and CIGI Campus, as well as occasional news updates about research projects, conferences and workshops, and staff and fellow appointments.

The Rise of the Fourth World

The political activities and aspirations of over 340 million Indigenous peoples challenge global institutions and governments alike. Terry Mitchell and Ken Coates examine the strategic efforts being undertaken in response to the re-emergence of Indigenous rights as a powerful global force.