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Where is Barack Obama? Conflict spreads as the U.S. steps back from world stage

Monday, July 21, 2014
Adrian Humphreys
National Post
“Obama was elected on a policy of ending wars, not starting them and he has been pretty cautious about responding,” says CIGI Senior Fellow John Higginbotham, commenting on US global leadership and foreign policy.

What happens next? The state of international security after flight MH17

Saturday, July 19, 2014
Dilys Chan
BNN
CIGI Senior Fellow and Chair of Global Security David Welch comments on the state of international security after flight MH17.

BRICS nations launch development bank and reserve fund

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Tristan Carlyle
Tristan Carlyle
"On the one hand they are trying to craft an institutional framework that is more responsive to their policy priorities and preferences. On the other they are also leveraging on this institutional framework to gain greater influence in the Bretton Woods institutions and the global governance arrangements, which they want to reform," says Domenico Lombardi, Director of CIGI's Global Economy Program, commenting on the new BRICS development bank.

Canada’s ‘one-sided’ position on Mideast conflict could undermine its international influence

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Chris Plecash
The Hill Times
"For Canada, I see nothing to be gained by taking a one-sided position on a complicated issue," says CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker, commenting on the effect the government’s position on the Middle east is having on Canada’s international influence.

BRICS nations reach historic accord

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Madhavi Acharya-Tom Yew
Toronto Star
“Their bank is more likely to be more agile and have lending policies that are more streamlined,” says Director of CIGI's Global Economy Program Domenico Lombardi, commenting on the formation of a new BRCIS development bank.

BRICS Fight Waning Clout With $150 Billion Deal at Summit

Monday, July 14, 2014
Raymond Colitt and Arnaldo Galvao
Bloomberg
“The measures are more symbolic, designed to show they have alternative instruments to the IMF and World Bank,” says Domenico Lombardi, Director of CIGI's Global Economy Program, commenting on the BRICS' new currency reserve fund and development bank.

Central bankers split on whether Big Six banks are too cozy

Monday, July 14, 2014
Kevin Carmichael
Report on Business (The Globe and Mail)
Kevin Carmichael, Washington Correspondent for Report on Business, cites former deputy governor at the Bank of Canada David Longworth's contribution to the CIGI-published volume Crisis and Reform: Canada and the International Financial System.

Robert Mugabe's racial decree on whites and land brings backlash

Monday, July 14, 2014
Christian Science Monitor
CIGI Senior Fellow Robert Rotberg is quoted on Zimbabwe's need to import food, in an article that looks at the leadership of President Robert Mugabe.

Canada's support for Israel

Monday, July 14, 2014
Canada AM, CTV News Channel
CIGI Senior Fellow Bessma Momani joins Canada AM to discuss the situation between Israel and Palestine, and how Canada's stance on the conflict differs from its allies.

Russian envoy Georgiy Mamedov retires from Canada posting

Saturday, July 12, 2014
The Canadian Press
CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker comments on Russian diplomat Georgiy Mamedov’s career, as he departs Canada.

Understanding rising home sales data

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Steve Rukavina
Homerun (CBC Radio Montreal)
"I think we're at massive risk for a bubble," says CIGI Senior Fellow Brett House, citing OECD and IMF data on Canada's housing market.

Quebec real restate since the PQ fell

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Aaron Rand
CJAD800
CIGI Senior Fellow Brett House interprets data that suggest Quebec's recent election had a positive impact on the province's real estate market.