CIGI Senior Fellow Mark Sedra posits what the coming days might hold in store for Egypt, noting that the response of Hosni Mubarak’s regime to mass protests will set the tone for future developments.
Writing on her Bounty Hunter blog, Forbes.com columnist Luisa Kroll welcomes CIGI Chair and founder Jim Balsillie's frank talk at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Mr. Balsillie was part of the WEF's panel on Redefining Sustainable Development, along with Bill Gates, Wal-Mart chief executive Mike Duke and three heads of state, Mexico’s Felipe Calderon, Finland President Tarja Halonen and Indonesia’s Susilan Bambang Yudhoyono.
As liberalization of trade and capital creeps into China’s economy, CIGI Distinguished Fellow John M. Curtis gives his thoughts on the predicted rise of the yuan into one of the world's three-most traded currencies.
Following the announcement of CIGI's partnership with the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), INET founder George Soros gives his assessment of the U.K. government's austerity measures.
Vice President of Public Affairs Fred Kuntz outlines CIGI's new partnersip with the New York-based Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET). Kuntz also explains the motivation of the founders of the two orgnizations, Jim Balsillie and George Soros, to find solutions to the world's biggest challenges.
Despite the fiasco over the sale of Canada's nuclear Crown corporation, Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. (AECL), the country's nuclear industry continues to pull in about $1.2-billion a year in exports -- though its future is now more uncertain than ever. The Centre for International Governance Innovation, a think-tank based in Ontario, predicts a lack of political initiative on nuclear will likely be a death knell for the industry.
Canadian businesses are well positioned to compete internationally, but will be influenced by the increasing number of international trade barriers and regulations. CIGI Special Advisor - Programs, Daniel Schwanen comments that latent protectionism is ultimately harmful to the global economy as well as the countries that institute them.
Pour notre première émission, nous avons reçu Louise Fréchette, ancienne vice-secrétaire générale des Nations unies. Pendant une heure, Michel Lacombe s'est entretenu avec elle des grandes questions de relations internationales.
As the widely recognized winner of Ivory Coast’s election, Alassane Ouattara, repeats his call for a military operation to oust his rival Larent Gbagbo, CIGI's Africa Initiative Lead Researcher Thomas Tieku warns this could lead to civil war in the West African nation.
CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker looks back on the year that was for Canadian foreign policy. In particular, the former Canadian ambassador to the U.S. and the UN, examines Canada's failure to win a temporary seat on the UN Security Council in October's vote in New York.