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The G-8 should show Putin the door

Sunday, 15 December 2013
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Fen Osler Hampson, Derek Burney
CIGI Global Security Program Director Fen Osler Hampson and Derek Burney examine how Vladimir Putin is taking Russia back to its old Soviet ways. "It will be 'Back to the Future' unless the West adopts a more principled and forceful stance with Russia. If Putin is allowed to succeed, the real losers will be democracy and the Russian people," they say.

Henry offers three pillars for principled economic growth

Wednesday, 11 December 2013
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Just as parents can learn from their children, Peter Blair Henry believes the world’s advanced economies should show some humility and take a few lessons from some of the third-world countries they once lectured on the fundamentals of economic growth. Drawing from his most recent book, Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth (Basic Books, 2013), Henry said in his public lecture at CIGI that the world’s “aging economies,” such as Canada, the US and much of Western Europe, need to “adopt or re-learn” three main principles of growth they once espoused to the third world: discipline, clarity and trust.

The G20: Reincarnation of an Acupuncturist?

Friday, 6 December 2013
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Those who believe in reincarnation, the idea that people receive their “just desserts” in succeeding lives, may wonder about Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Was he a sinner in a previous life, now repaid with the “wicked problems” of the Group of Twenty (G20) 2014 presidency? Or, was he a saint, rewarded with the unique opportunity to lead the G20 on a course to ensure Australian influence and long-term stable, sustainable and balanced growth for the world economy?

Emerging Markets Back in the Box

Monday, 25 November 2013
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"Rather than welcoming cheap money as a godsend, many emerging-market leaders complained that their national currencies were appreciating, making their exports less competitive," writes CIGI Senior Fellow Brett House, commenting on a lost opportunity to implement necessary reforms.

GMF-CIGI Breakfast Debate on New Approaches to Managing Severe Sovereign Debt Crises

Thursday, 21 November 2013
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The Paris office of the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), in partnership with the Centre d’Etudes Prospectives et d’Informations Internationales (CEPII), organized a private discussion, on the managing of sovereign debt crises.

Off Balance: International Institutions and the Global Financial Crisis

Friday, 1 November 2013
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In this lecture, CIGI Senior Fellow Paul Blustein discussed his latest book, Off Balance - a detailed account of the failings of international institutions in the global financial crisis that erupted in 2008.

Award-winning author to detail ‘lamentable deficiencies’ of international financial institutions, in CIGI lecture

Monday, 21 October 2013
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Award-winning author and journalist Paul Blustein will detail the “lamentable deficiencies” in the institutions tasked with addressing the challenges of the post-crisis global economy, when he delivers the next CIGI Signature Lecture

International institutions ‘lamentably deficient’ in governing global economy and financial system, new CIGI book says

Wednesday, 9 October 2013
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Serious shortcomings and failings are evident in the institutions tasked with addressing the challenges of the post-crisis global economy, says CIGI’s new behind-the-scenes book on how these institutions work.

Global financial crisis led to ‘cooperation paradox’ among world’s central banks, new CIGI report says

Wednesday, 9 October 2013
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The nature of the global imbalances that contributed to the recent global financial crisis demonstrated the need for greater cooperation among the world’s central banks. But, paradoxically, the demands of added financial supervision that the crisis placed upon central banks made them less likely to engage in such cooperation, says a new paper from CIGI.

IMF annual meetings likely to focus on recovery over reform, CIGI experts warn in new series

Tuesday, 8 October 2013
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The 2013 annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will focus on the policy challenges facing the global economy, as it moves from the “Great Recession” to the “Great Transition,” on its way to a stable and sustained recovery. This is among the conclusions in a new series of commentaries from CIGI, which look ahead to the IMF and World Bank meetings later this week.