In an op-ed to The Toronto Star, CIGI Senior Fellow Mark Sedra says that "the international consensus, local demand, strategic logic and urgent western interests that facilitated the Libyan intervention are not present in Syria."
As Canada and the European Union held the ninth round of negotiations on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in Ottawa last week, and moved closer to a conclusion in 2012, what will be the impact on the World Trade Organization (WTO) of this new trend in preferential trade agreements (PTAs) between major developed partners?
In an op-ed to The Globe and Mail, CIGI Senior Fellow Bessma Momani argues that "politics aside, intervening in Syria would be tactically challenging."
Senior Visiting Fellow Simon Zadek explores three of the main arguments a possible financial transaction tax.
"If China's trade surplus has to date symbolized its emerging place in the international economy, then the next decade's symbolic and practical focus will be its surging outward investment," CIGI Senior Visiting Fellow Simon Zadek writes.
"There is also too little co-operation or co-ordination in making collective decisions, giving the rest of the world the impression that some euro zone members are happy to extract the benefits from a monetary union but take a not-in-my-backyard attitude when difficulties in the union emerge," writes CIGI Senior Fellow Pierre Siklos.
In The Mark's three part series on the outcomes and legacy of the war in Afghanistan, CIGI Senior Fellow Mark Sedra's third contribution discusses how the war in Afghanistan changed Canada.
CIGI Distinguished Fellow Andrew Cooper looks at how high profile activists are trying to change the financial sector to "make a fair contribution" to wider society.
In an op-ed to the Globe and Mail, CIGI Research Officer Geoff Burt argues against a new Haitian army.
In The Mark's three part series on the outcomes and legacy of the war in Afghanistan, CIGI Senior Fellow Mark Sedra's second contribution discusses the factors that led to NATO's failure.
"Occupy Wall Street's proposed list of eight demands is a work-in-progress developed through the best 'open innovation' process that money can't buy," writes CIGI Senior Visiting Fellow Simon Zadek
In an op-ed to The National Post, CIGI Senior Fellow Bessma Momani and her colleague Heather Roff look at the future of drone attacks in light of Anwar al-Awlaki assassination by the U.S. military.