With the role of developing countries getting greater recognition, the next step is to change the International Monetary Fund's leadership selection rules, CIGI Distinguished Fellow Jorge Heine writes in calling for an "open competition."
Paul Blustein provides a compelling argument, in Foreign Policy, as to why the new IMF chief should not come from Europe. "There's no way the Europeans should get to pick one of their own as the new IMF chief," he says.
With revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa, the lack of foreign affairs discussion in the recent federal election made Canada seem "as if it was on another planet," CIGI Distinguished Fellow Gordon Smith writes. With a newly minted cabinet in Ottawa, Smith argues it's time for Canada to re-engage with the outside world.
In an op-ed in the Toronto Star, Distinguished Fellow Andrew F. Cooper highlights the U.S. government's contrasting approach to offshore gambling companies and financial regulation when it comes to prosecuting those who violate the law.
The Democracy Manifesto signals that the time has come to open ourselves to the many ways in which people organize themselves around the world to take charge of their own destiny, CIGI Chair of Global Governance Jorge Heine writes in Open Democracy. Looking beyond the role of social media in recent uprisings in the Middle East and across Africa, he explores the evolving relationship between democracy and globalization.
John Curtis argues that with a majority government and a stronger, left-leaning official opposition, international trade policy, practices and negotiations are unlikely to have a higher priority on the Canadian policy agenda than they have in recent years.
Another week, and another meeting of European finance ministers. Despite underlying problems that are not being properly faced across Europe, the news that Portugal was seeking financial assistance was met with barely a reaction.