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Sovereign debt in turbulent times

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
"The recent economic and legal developments in sovereign debt markets have prompted a rethink of sovereign debt governance," write CIGI's Domenico Lombardi and Skylar Brooks. "The choice to chart a new course in debt governance lies with the states that comprise the IMF’s membership.

Disasters and dividends: An Asia-Pacific strategy for Canada

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Jesse MacLean, Andrew McCauley, and Emily Newcombe
"A whole-of-crisis approach to HADR engagement will demonstrate to ASEAN nations that Canada is a dependable, committed partner in the Asia-Pacific. This demonstration will pay dividends for Canada’s diplomatic and economic goals in the region," say CIGI Junior Fellows Jesse MacLean, Andrew McCauley and Emily Newcombe.

India and Canada should collaborate on global monetary reform

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Brett House and Kevin English
Hindustan Times
"It's time to end the zero-sum game of competitive reserve accumulation and the messy scramble to sign bilateral and regional swap agreements," write CIGI Senior Fellow Brett House and former research associate Kevin English.

Five actions Canada can take to help guide the global recovery

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The Globe and Mail
"As global economic power continues to shift to emerging markets, we need to help the multilateral system reinvent itself once more," writes CIGI Senior Fellow Brett House.

Why is the West idly watching the world burn?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Toronto Star
"The only positive outcome of the MH17 tragedy is that it might be the point where all parties agree things have gone too far. This might be the event that convinces the Kremlin that the forces they helped unleash in Ukraine are effectively out of their control, and must be reined in, and that it is time to end the violence," says CIGI Research Assistant Simon Palamar.

Seven steps the West must take to counter Putin

Monday, July 21, 2014
Fen Osler Hampson and Derek Burney
The Globe and Mail
"The downing of the Malaysian jetliner could prove to be a catalyst for collective resolve," write Derek Burney and Fen Hampson, Director of CIGI's Global Security & Politics Program, commenting on options for bolstering Ukraine and thwarting broader military incursions.

Time to invest in better protections for Canada’s intellectual property

Friday, July 18, 2014
The Globe and Mail
"Canadian entrepreneurs are well educated, well financed and they have the drive to compete globally. If they are to take the next step – to grow from innovative, small and medium enterprises into globally competitive companies – they need an ecosystem that protects their ideas to the magnitude that we currently protect our natural resources," says Jim Balsillie, founder and chair of CIGI.

Ball in Abe's court with Japan-South Korea ties

Thursday, July 17, 2014
GPS Blog, CNN World
"Ultimately, the responsibility for improving ties between South Korea and Japan rests on Abe’s shoulders. While Park could be blamed for trying to score easy political points with her criticisms of Japan, Abe needs to do more to restrain the more nationalist voices in his party and firmly condemn any attempts at historical revisionism," says CIGI Research Associate Benoit Hardy-Chartrand.

The U.S. is losing the close friends it needs most

Monday, July 14, 2014
Fen Osler Hampson and Derek Burney
The Globe and Mail
"The need for a more resilient and confident America is stronger than ever but, without a firm political hand at the helm, the war weary American public will prefer to avoid global engagement and demand attention to problems at home," say CIGI Distinguished Fellow Fen Osler Hampson and Derek Burney.

Way too provincial

Friday, July 11, 2014
The Globe and Mail (Letters to the editor)
"It’s absurd that foreign companies – under international trade agreements – enjoy better access to provincial markets than some Canadian firms," writes CIGI Senior Fellow Brett House.

Canada's Role in the Asia-Pacific Rebalance: Prospects for Cooperation

Thursday, July 10, 2014
National Bureau of Asian Research
CIGI Research Fellow James Manicom explores Canada's role in the Obama administration's rebalance to the Asia Pacific region.

What Enabled Bretton Woods?

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Project Syndicate
"[A]mid considerable tumult, the conference aimed to create a stable international monetary framework that could serve as a cornerstone of a peaceful global order. And it succeeded – at least for a while," write CIGI's Harold James and Domenico Lombardi, commenting on the 70th anniversary of the Bretton Woods conference.