China and Japan in the East China Sea

Monday, April 14, 2014
Interview
The Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands continue to be a cause of contestation for Sino-Japanese relations, and a source of tension for the Asia-Pacific region more broadly. To learn more about maritime relations between China and Japan, we speak to CIGI Research Fellow James Manicom. He is the author of a new book, Bridging Troubled Waters: China, Japan, and Maritime Order in the East China Sea.

Ukraine, Crimea and Russia - Part II

Monday, March 31, 2014
Interview
Developments in Ukraine, and between Crimea and Russia, have been causing great anxiety among international observers. To learn more about this situation, CIGI presents a two-part interview. This week, we speak to CIGI Research Associate Skylar Brooks, on the global economic dimensions of this situation. This follows last week’s analysis, in which Research Assistant Simon Palamar discussed the main security aspects of the situation.

Evolutions in International Development

Friday, March 28, 2014
Interview
CIGI President Rohinton Medhora is the co-editor of a new volume entitled International Development: Ideas, Experience, & Prospects (Oxford University Press, 2014). This week, we speak to him to learn more about the aims and approach of this publication, which includes over 80 contributors from around the world.

Ukraine, Crimea and Russia - Part 1

Friday, March 21, 2014
Interview
Developments in Ukraine, and between Crimea and Russia, have been causing great anxiety among international observers. To learn more about this situation, CIGI presents a two-part interview. This week, we speak to Global Security & Politics Research Assistant Simon Palamar. Look forward to next week’s analysis with CIGI Research Associate Skylar Brooks on the global economic dimensions on this situation.

From Classrooms to Conflict in Rwanda

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Interview
This April will mark the twentieth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide — a tragic experience in modern history when the international community failed to take moral and political action. To reflect on the anniversary, we speak to Elisabeth King, a consultant with CIGI’s Africa Initiative and author of the new book From Classrooms to Conflict in Rwanda.

What's in store for the Arctic?

Friday, January 10, 2014
From territorial claims to resource extraction, the Arctic increasingly remains a venue for competing interests. To learn more about what’s in store for this region in 2014, we speak to CIGI Senior Fellow John Higginbotham, who leads CIGI global security research project on Arctic governance.

Hampson: Risk of military conflict on Korean peninsula a concern for 2014

Monday, December 23, 2013
Fen Osler Hampson, Director of CIGI's Global Security Program, offers his thoughts on the year that was in global security and what we can expect in 2014.

Assessing the Iran nuclear deal

Thursday, November 28, 2013
Interview
Early this week, it was announced that an interim deal was reached on Iran’s nuclear program, brokered the United States and its P5+1 partners. To learn more about this agreement, we speak to CIGI Senior Fellow Bessma Momani.

Anonymous and Syria

Monday, November 25, 2013
Interview
In late October, it was reported that “hackers within the Anonymous collective [were] intensifying their campaign against the Assad regime.” To learn more about this, we speak to CIGI’s Internet governance experts Mark Raymond and Aaron Shull.

The OPCW, Nobel Peace Prize and Syria

Monday, November 11, 2013
Interview
In October, the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons “for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons.” To learn more about the implications of this occasion, we speak to Simon Palamar, research assistant with CIGI’s Global Security Program.

The Dynamics of a New Africa

Friday, October 18, 2013
Interview
The African continent is undergoing significant change. Indeed, this is the focus of the latest CIGI co-published installment in the Canada Among Nations book series — of which our interviewee is a contributor. To learn more about Africa’s development and current challenges, we speak to CIGI Senior Fellow Robert Rotberg, who, in addition to authoring a chapter in Canada-Africa Relations: Looking Back, Looking Ahead, has also just released a new book entitled Africa Emerges: Consummate Challenges, Abundant Opportunities (Polity, 2013).

Lessons from JFK, Vietnam and US Foreign Policy

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
James Blight and janet M. Lang
History as a field of study allows us to shape the future by learning from our mistakes. As we approach the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, we reflect on his time in office and the decisions that were made following his presidency — especially in the escalation of the Vietnam War. To learn more about what lessons we can take, we speak to CIGI Chair of Foreign Policy Development James Blight and his colleague and project partner for Avoiding Nuclear War, janet Lang.