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Les relations intercoréennes : l’impossible réconciliation

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
In an op-ed to Diplomatie, CIGI Research Associate Benoit Hardy-Chartrand discusses diplomatic relations between South and North Korea.

Why Russians may soon tire of Putin’s antics

Friday, November 14, 2014
Special to The Globe and Mail
CIGI Senior Fellow Bessma Momani discusses "Why Russians may soon tire of Putin’s antics" in an op-ed to the Globe and Mail.

Ukraine’s Debt Dilemma

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Project Syndicate
CAMBRIDGE – Insecurity is haunting Ukraine – and not just geopolitical insecurity, but economic insecurity as well. Output is in freefall. The country’s external deficit is exploding, and borrowing costs have spiked precisely as financing has become imperative.

Unfriendly fire: The casualty of war Ottawa would rather forget

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
"On this Remembrance Day, I am remembering one Canadian peacekeeper in particular — someone the Harper government probably prefers to forget," says CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker.

GOP wins won’t help a Canada-U.S. relationship stuck in neutral

Friday, November 7, 2014
Fen Osler Hampson and Derek Burney
The Globe and Mail
"Because the political mood of America remains fractious and undisciplined, the real priority for Canada will be focus sharply and directly on Congress, cultivating the new Senate leadership and the putative candidates for the president from both parties to safeguard and advance our interests," say CIGI Global Security & Politics Program Director Fen Osler Hampson and Derek Burney.

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.

We Canadians remain measured and thoughtful

Monday, October 27, 2014
Financial Times
CIGI Senior Fellow Brett House's editorial response to "“Canada PM vows crackdown against terror after attacks” ( October 23).

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
"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.