Fortifying and defending a handful of Afghan cities while ceding control of the vast countryside to the Taliban seems less a strategy for victory than a delaying tactic to stave off defeat.
3-year mapping project gives surprising insight into Islamic makeup of Asia and Europe
Many Canadians could feel a sense of pride when the G20 leaders meeting in Pittsburgh late last month declared that this forum of leaders and finance ministers would replace the G7 as the key body to oversee the global economy and chart its future direction.
In the back offices of the multiple-pizza-box structure where Canada’s Foreign Affairs is housed, the conversations must be getting pretty frenzied right about now.
National governments need to make way for international authorities to play a greater role in governance, particularly when it comes to finance and trade, says Kenneth Rogoff, a Harvard University professor and former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund.
This past weekend I was fortunate to participate in the CIGI 09 conference, Toward a New Deal, Examining the Systemic Impacts of the Global Economic Crisis. Some of the world’s leading economists, academics and political powers, including former prime minister Paul Martin and Nobel Prize recipient Paul Krugman, offered their viewpoints at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. Their conclusions were intriguing and daunting.
OTTAWA, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Some people see it as a prelude to the swan song of G8 when world leaders have recently agreed in Pittsburgh to make the G20 the main international forum for crafting international economic policy.
Former prime minister Paul Martin got a lot of things right when he spoke at the annual conference of the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo on the weekend. In fact, both Martin’s political friends and foes might agree that he touched on some very important truisms in his speech.
Canada needs to step up to the plate and show the United States that two can play the trade protectionist game, Nobel Prize-winning economist Jagdish Bhagwati says. However, others, including his renowned peer Paul Krugman, say trade protectionism is not a great threat and is actually remarkably low given the depth of the global financial crisis and recession. Read more: http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=2066533#ixzz0TT08JDRF The New Financial Post Stock Market Challenge starts in October. You could WIN your share of $60,000 in prizing. Register NOW
Waterloo – The United States and China will provide global economic leadership, said the participants of a poll conducted yesterday by The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) during its annual global conference this weekend.
WATERLOO — More than one billion people on the earth are not getting enough to eat, and the food crisis only worsened in the wake of the global financial meltdown.
The world's big banks are pushing back as the move by global finance officials for more stringent regulation gathers force.