Monday, 9 December 2013
"Canadian investigations are hamstrung by the lack of any whistle-blower incentives of the sort that have worked well in the United States," write CIGI Senior Fellow Brett House and international development consultant David Landry, as they make the case for Canada to "clean up its act" on corruption.
Friday, 1 November 2013
In 1988 few serious commentators believed that the politics of climate change would be anything other than tortuous. Yet the assumption has remained through the period since that human-induced climate change is an important, urgent and discrete problem which at least in principle lends itself to policy solutions.
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
A set of principles to protect against crimes against humanity, genocide, ethnic cleansing and war crimes, the responsibility to protect (R2P) calls on political commitment from both states and the wider international community. This week, Jennifer Welsh, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General on the Responsibility to Protect, joins co-host David Welch for a conversation on the development and evolution of R2P.
Friday, 18 October 2013
In an unprecedented move, Saudi Arabia has refused to take up a coveted seat at the United Nations Security Council, a sign not only of frustration with the ineffectiveness of the world body but also of a growing disenchantment with U.S. policies.
Monday, 30 September 2013
Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General on the Responsibility To Protect Jennifer Welsh demonstrates that while recent years have seen significant moves to institutionalize R2P in both states and international organizations, there has also been continuing contestation over R2P's scope and meaning.
Friday, 27 September 2013
In an op-ed to The Globe and Mail, CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker argues in favour of the United Nations and its contribution to global governance.
Monday, 23 September 2013
"Although Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be in New York this week to talk about women’s rights and trade, he’s giving the General Assembly a pass...Some former Canadian diplomats and academics are in a lather. They are holding a full court press across the country this week to scold the PM for snubbing the UN. But they should be directing their wrath at the UN, not the prime minister," says CIGI Distinguished Fellow and Global Security Program Director Fen Hampson and Derek Burney.
Monday, 16 September 2013
Looking for expert commentary on the opening of the 68th session of United Nations General Assembly? CIGI has senior fellows, distinguished fellows and CIGI chairs on hand to answer questions from the media, via phone or broadcast interviews.
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
"Even if diplomacy works and the chemical weapons are neutralized, the Syrian people still lose," writes CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker, commenting on the "Faustian bargain" that could see Bashar al-Assad remain in power.
Friday, 6 September 2013
The final communiqué from the 2013 G20 Summit contains no concrete decisions for advancing global economic policy, according to two new CIGI reports.