Research supported by the Africa Initiative is finding that efforts to provide reliable drinking water to some of the world’s most impoverished nations is being jeopardized by unsafe storage practices.
CIGI Senior Fellow Mark Sedra says a recent attack in Afghanistan that left two NATO soldiers dead is a classic insurgent tactic to infiltrate Afghan security forces and commit these attacks from within.
CIGI Chair of Global Security David Welch comments on the global security implications of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's death.
CIGI Senior Fellow Trevor Findlay comments that given the alleged non-independence of Japan's nuclear regulator, the country will come under strong pressure at the upcoming IAEA conference to provide a detailed account of what happened at Fukushima.
“There is this strong unstated international consensus around the importance of making sure this gets contained within Syria and doesn’t spread," CIGI Chair of Global Security David Welch says of recent events in Syria and the wider the region.
CIGI Distinguished Fellow Jorge Heine was a recent guest on Gobernanza Mundial with Ricardo Vanella on Clase Ejecutiva, a program based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In an article in Embassy magazine, CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker is among those who thinks Canada is "headed towards a fundamental re-shaping of its foreign policy." He comments that the government is likely to emphasize trade next year, with a focus on the EU and India deals along with Canada's relationship with Asia in general.
CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker comments on Canada's withdrawal from the Kyoto protocol and says "how do we now tell other people that they have to live by the next [climate change agreement] if we pull out of the first one?"
"The issue is whether Mexico can forge a narrow-focused, clear agenda and then get the other emerging market economies on board with them," says CIGI Senior Fellow Gregory Chin as Mexico assumes the G20 presidency.
In a CBC News story, CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker, who led the Canadian delegation to the 1997 Kyoto talks, describes the Durban agreement on climate change as significant.
“How do we ensure people can reap the benefits of globalization while minimizing potential costs?” asks James A. Haley, incoming director of CIGI's Global Economy program. “There’s a need to get the institutional framework right for globalization.”
CIGI's Stephen Clarkson participates in a debate, on TVO's The Agenda, which discusses the recent US-Canada border deal.