"There is a perfect storm brewing on both sides of the Atlantic, in Rome and in Washington," writes CIGI Distinguished Fellow Fen Osler Hampson. "When these two political frontal systems converge, the ensuing hurricane could wreak more economic destruction — not just in Europe and the U.S., but in Canada."
CIGI Distinguished Fellow Jorge Heine discusses his recent book La Nueva India (El Mercurio/Aguilar, 2012).
CIGI Distinguished Fellow Jorge Heine discusses the prospects of US-EU free trade agreement.
CIGI Senior Fellow Gregory Chin comments on the internationalization of China's currency, in the wake of recent offshore futures contracts deliverable in yuan by a Chicago-based exchange operator.
"Sequestration is also going to make it much harder to get the attention of the White House and those who are friendly to making a deal with Canada in the U.S. Congress," Fen Osler Hampson tells The Canadian Press.
CIGI Senior Fellow Gregory Chin comments on the Chinese government loosening its grip on the country's capital account, giving foreign investors, manufacturers and traders greater incentive to hold yuan for investment or payment settlements.
The story thus far: The global economy faces large adjustment challenges that in some respects resemble the situation in the early years of the Bretton Woods era, albeit with different structural constraints.
What is state capitalism and can the inherently public and private aspects be reconciled? Sarah Eaton, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo joins David Welch, CIGI Chair of Global Security for a discussion on state capitalism in China.
Jamaica Observer columnist Claude Robinson cites CIGI's research on internet gaming in Antigua following a challenge from the United States