At a time when the oil industry is struggling mightily to find new wells, Brazil's Petrobras is sitting atop what appears to be the Western Hemisphere's biggest find in 30 years.
A G8/Developing Country Dialogue for the Hokkaido Summit
The Canadian International Council (CIC) presented a roundtable discussion to its members at CIGI on Tuesday, June 17. Special guests included four foreign correspondents from CTV, the Toronto Star and Maclean's along with moderator Rick MacInnes-Rae, host of CBC's Dispatches.
With violence spiking in Afghanistan, there is growing talk in Kabul, London and Washington that a military victory over the Taliban may not be possible.
As violence continues in Afghanistan, there is a growing consensus that the Taliban cannot be defeated by military might alone, and that negotiations might offer a way towards some kind of political settlement.
Alexander the Great faced fierce resistance there 2,000 years ago. In the 1980s, the Soviet army tried and failed to conquer it.
A dramatic prison break in Kandahar and a subsequent resurgence of Taliban activity near the city don't mean that Armageddon is at hand for Canadian troops in Afghanistan, experts say.
As violence continues in Afghanistan, there is a growing consensus that the Taleban cannot be defeated by military might alone, and that negotiations might offer a way towards some kind of political settlement.
Finance ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized nations shied away from discussing action to prop up the battered U.S. dollar, whose plunge is stoking inflation in the world's largest economy while hurting factories in Europe and Canada.
According to recent findings from the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) a major transformation of higher education in China has the potential to impact the global economy and global education structure.