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Dual Citizenship: Reducing Governance and Protection Gaps

Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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Busra Hacioglu, Alina Shams, Amy Wood, Ruiqian Zhang
On December 29, 2013, the journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed were arbitrarily arrested and detained in Cairo, Egypt. This case brings to light the complex web of obligations and transnational legalities regarding dual citizenship, which come to the fore during times of conflict.

Time to Replace the Catatonic UNFCCC

Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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Political realities provide a challenging context for climate change negotiations, including fundamental North-South differences on financial transfers and on legally binding targets. Funding is not forthcoming — the Green Climate Fund, to be disbursed to developing countries to undertake their climate actions, has yet to receive any funds. Developed countries refuse to consider making legally binding commitments to restrict emissions unless China, India and Brazil all make similar commitments. Domestic energy policy changes in the United States and the United Kingdom reveal that they are not serious about reducing emissions.

Chinese FM reaffirms his support for UN

Monday, 29 September 2014
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Zhang Yuwei
"The world should expect China to continue playing a large role and provide its expertise in the post-2015 development era," says CIGI Research Associate Benoit Hardy-Chartrand.

CIGI experts available for comment on UN General Assembly

Wednesday, 24 September 2014
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Looking for expert commentary on this week’s opening of the General Assembly of the United Nations? The Centre for International Governance Innovation has the following experts to answer questions from the media, via phone or CIGI’s fully operational broadcast studio.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper to address UN General Assembly

Monday, 22 September 2014
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This week, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will address the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. We speak to CIGI experts Fen Osler Hampson and John Ibbitson for insight on why Mr. Harper has decided to address this audience for the first time since 2010.

Harper as statesman key to Tory re-election strategy

Wednesday, 17 September 2014
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Chris Plecash
CIGI Senior Fellow John Ibbitson comments on why foreign policy will be an election issue for Canada in 2015.

Harper to address UN General Assembly

Wednesday, 10 September 2014
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Mike Blanchfield
Fen Hampson, director of CIGI's Global Security & Politics Program, comments on why Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be speaking at the UN General Assembly.

Harper to address UN assembly for first time since 2010 on Ukraine, Iraq

Wednesday, 10 September 2014
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Kim Mackrael
CIGI's Fen Osler Hampson comments on possible motivations behind Prime Minister Harper's decision to address the UN General Assembly in September.

Responding to Health Challenges: The Role of Domestic Resource Mobilization

Wednesday, 13 August 2014
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At least US$87 billion is needed to support the prevention, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria in low- and middle-income African countries between 2014 and 2016. Much of the financing for these diseases previously came from international sources; however, implementing countries are progressively graduating from international support as their economies grow.

Israel and Gaza: With rights come responsibilities

Monday, 28 July 2014
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"Instead of repeating its apparently unconditional support for Israel, Ottawa should be promoting compliance with international law, working with others to interrupt the mad cycle of violence in Gaza and reminding all concerned of their legal and moral obligation to protect civilians," writes CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker.