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When it comes to content, CRTC in a regulatory time warp

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Fen Osler Hampson and Derek Burney
The Globe and Mail
"There are days when the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission seems caught in a 1950’s time warp," say CIGI Distinguished Fellow Fen Osler Hampson and Derek Burney.

More Change, More Future

Monday, October 27, 2014
Foreign Affairs
After a campaign season with many surprising twists and turns, Dilma Rousseff was reelected president of Brazil on Sunday evening. The win brings her Workers’ Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores, or PT) its fourth presidential term in a row. Even so, the result was not a consequence of complacency among the electorate. Nor does it signal continuity to come. The Brazilian electorate was nearly evenly split; with all the votes counted just a few hours after polls closed, Rousseff has pulled in 51.64 percent of the valid vote and her rival, Aécio Neves of the Brazilian Social Democratic Party (PSDB), 48.36 percent. For that reason, the next term is likely to be the most difficult that the PT has ever faced.

Canada-U.S. drifting apart? Blame America

Monday, October 13, 2014
Fen Osler Hampson and Derek Burney
The Globe and Mail
"We should recalibrate our bilateral relationship and counterbalance it with global priorities that give greater emphasis to economic and security ties with Asia/Pacific partners, countries where the demographics and urbanization trends play to our comparative advantages," say CIGI Distinguished Fellow Fen Osler Hampson and Derek Burney.

Ukraine: A stress test of IMF credibility

Thursday, October 9, 2014
VOX
"The IMF faces specific and conventional constraints in redesigning the programme with Ukraine," says CIGI Senior Fellow Susan Schadler.

Good governance? Even Africa’s best are nothing to brag about

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
The Globe and Mail
"Africa’s development chances and social possibilities remain heavily hindered by its overall mediocre governance," says CIGI Senior Fellow Robert Rotberg.

The dangerous false fear of Japanese militarism

Saturday, October 4, 2014
The Asahi Shimbun
"Sincere alarms about Japanese militarism have all of the same negative effects as tactical ones. But someone using the fear tactically is unlikely to feel any urgent need to preempt it. Someone who believes it might," says CIGI Senior Fellow David Welch.

Time to show the ECB’s strength

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Longitude
CIGI Global Economy Program Director Domenico Lombardi and Research Associate Samantha St. Amand comment on the European Central Bank's role during and after the global financial crisis.

Bill 3 doesn’t go far enough

Monday, September 29, 2014
Brett House and Tyler Meredith
The Gazette
"Bill 3 can be made fairer. But more important, it can also be made much more effective at safeguarding Quebec’s municipal pensions for years to come," say CIGI Senior Fellow Brett House and Tyler Meredith.

If the WHO can’t stop Ebola, find someone who can

Friday, September 26, 2014
Fen Osler Hampson and Derek Burney
The Globe and Mail
"The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is a stark reminder of the inability of some multilateral institutions to respond to global crises in accordance with their mandate," say CIGI Distinguished Fellow Fen Hampson and Derek Burney.

Canada-South Korea trade deal gives both countries a global boost

Thursday, September 18, 2014
The Globe and Mail
The state visit to Canada by President Park Geun-hye on Sept. 20-22 inaugurates a major new chapter in Canada’s 50 year relationship with South Korea, headlined by the signature of the Canada-Korea free-trade agreement completed earlier this year.

Ebola is no longer just Africa’s problem

Thursday, September 18, 2014
The Globe and Mail
World leaders finally seem to be waking up to the gravity of the Ebola threat. Like the rest of us, they’ve been distracted by the Islamic State’s rampage in Syria and Iraq, the Ukrainian crisis, and even the mini-drama of the Scottish independence referendum. An outbreak of disease in Africa elicits yawns. The news resonates with the world’s worst stereotypes about the continent. Many people assume that what happens there, no matter how tragic, can’t matter much here.

Restoring financial stability with economic growth

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
VOX
CIGI Senior Fellow James Boughton argues that the international financial system is not working fine, and that reforms of regional and global institutions are needed.