"New [climate] financing mechanisms must be close to the ground, and focus on mobilizing lighthouse initiatives with mutual interest driving international co-operation," writes Simon Zadek ahead of COP 17 in Durban, South Africa.
Post-Arab Spring, Arab world needs health services, education providers — not mega malls, CIGI Senior Fellow Bessma Momani writes.
In his op-ed to The Globe and Mail, CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker argues against the idea of Canada supporting a pre-emptive attack on Iran and says that "major Canadian interests are potentially at risk, including the integrity of the international nuclear non-proliferation regime, respect for international law, the safety of friends and kin in the region, the health of the global economy and the preservation of the public peace at home."
In an op-ed to Huffington Post Canada, CIGI Distinguished Fellow Andrew Cooper looks at where the U.S. is making selective diplomatic choices.
Was the Prime Minister’s statement at the APEC Summit of Canada’s interest in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations a sign of a new export strategy focused on Asia or a move away from our close trading relationship with the United States in response to the delay of the regulatory approval of the Keystone pipeline? Does this signal a major reorientation in Canadian trade policy toward Asia and away from the United States?
In a joint op-ed to The Wall Street Journal, CIGI Distinguished Fellow Andrew Cooper says that "at a time when the largest economies seem preoccupied with putting out one fire after another, the middle powers need to keep the world's eyes on the liberal principles that have lifted so many people into lasting prosperity."
In his latest op-ed, CIGI Distinguished Fellow Andrew Cooper says that "Obama has little in the way of structural power as projected through the G20."