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The key to Canadian prosperity is processing before exporting

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Embassy
"The key ingredients for creating a sustainably prosperous Canada exist right now: talented Canadians and plenty of raw resources, including vast energy sources. However, we urgently need decisive political leadership to design and implement value-added policies, laws and associated governance systems to create an environment in which all of us, including the private and public sectors, can flourish," says Senior Fellow Keith Hipel.

How does the PM intend to play the China card?

Monday, August 18, 2014
Fen Osler Hampson and Derek Burney
The Globe and Mail
"We need to be realistic about what we can achieve but, by seeking a more productive bilateral relationship with China, Canada does not have to cede or compromise the values of our own society. Diplomacy is not a “zero sum” game," says CIGI Global Security & Politics Director Fen Osler Hampson and Derek Burney.

Washington’s good intentions for Africa are not enough

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
The Globe and Mail
"As China’s soft power has grown in Africa, so has the United States’ diminished role, despite the real affection and concern for Africa expressed by Mr. Obama and National Security Adviser Susan Rice," says CIGI Senior Fellow Robert Rotberg.

Gutless sanctions expose West’s lack of resolve

Monday, August 4, 2014
Fen Osler Hampson and Derek Burney
The Globe and Mail
"Faced with what looks like an imminent Russian invasion of eastern Ukraine and the continuing obstruction of a proper investigation of the Malaysian aircraft disaster, it is time for the West to move beyond baby steps and implement sanctions with bite, along with a major economic aid package and military assistance that makes Ukraine less ripe for the picking," say CIGI Global Security & Politics Program Director Fen Osler Hampson and Derek Burney.

Preparing for the Next Global Public Debt Crisis

Thursday, July 31, 2014
The Institute Blog (Institute for New Economic Thinking)
"In response to the international financial crisis of 2008, global debt has been driven to high levels, and in the coming years macroeconomic conditions are likely to push debt burdens to even higher ratios across the developed and emerging worlds," writes CIGI Senior Fellow Brett House.

Big Ideas for Tackling World Problems

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Diplomat & International Canada
"There is a renaissance in economic thinking that is taking place outside the restrictive boundaries of the economics discipline that will revolutionise the way we think about macroeconomics, microeconomics and monetary policy," says CIGI Distinguished Fellow Fen Osler Hampson.

Soccer lessons for Europe's economy

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Project Syndicate
"Though a solution to the euro crisis continues to elude European leaders, the foundations of one are not difficult to discern. In fact, Europe’s recent soccer experience – specifically, in the EURO 2012 tournament and this year’s World Cup – provides insight into how to revive Europe’s economy and address its deeper identity problem," says CIGI Senior Fellow Harold James.

Israel and Gaza: With rights come responsibilities

Monday, July 28, 2014
The Globe and Mail
"Instead of repeating its apparently unconditional support for Israel, Ottawa should be promoting compliance with international law, working with others to interrupt the mad cycle of violence in Gaza and reminding all concerned of their legal and moral obligation to protect civilians," writes CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker.

Sovereign debt in turbulent times

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Longitude
"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
Embassy
"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.