"President Obama’s legacy now hinges on his ability to govern," according to CIGI Distinguished Fellow Fen Osler Hampson and Derek Burney. Their piece in iPolitics looks at U.S. politics after the presidential election and what Canada should pay attention to.
"Harper should look closely at our Commonwealth cousin, which has become the poster child among the world's advanced industrial economies on how to engage with Asia," according to CIGI Distinguished Fellow Fen Osler Hampson and Derek Burney.
"The conditions for a breakthrough in these peace negotiations are there...The current Colombian government has the standing to offer credible guarantees to the FARC leadership," writes Jorge Heine, CIGI distinguished fellow and chair of global governance. His op-ed in The Hindu looks at the peace talks between the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) and the Colombian government.
"How could the IMF have put tens of billions of dollars into such fundamentally flawed programs?" asks CIGI Senior Fellow Susan Schadler, as she outlines a fundamental error that is prolonging the sovereign debt crisis in Europe.
CIGI Distinguished Fellow Fen Osler Hampson and Derek Burney's op-ed in iPolitics looks at Canada and the U.S. presidential election. They argue that Canadians "need to understand that, quite apart from emotional preferences we may have about the candidates for president, domestic political and economic American interests will ultimately trump the value of any bilateral relationship."
In an op-ed to Open Democracy, CIGI Distinguished Fellow and Chair of Global Governance Jorge Heine focuses his attention on the U.S. presidential election. Specifically, he explores "the growing significance of the Hispanic vote and the almost total absence of Latin America on the candidates’ agenda."
"The economic rationale for foreign investment is indisputable. Canada’s growth depends on it. The challenges posed by [State-Owned Enterprises] in particular and foreign acquisitions in general are inherently political," writes Fen Osler Hampson, CIGI distinguished fellow. He argues that Canada's decisions on SOE's "will determine whether the government will ‘walk the talk’ on diversification and seriously intends to broaden economic ties beyond traditional but sagging markets like the U.S. and the EU."
"With Soviet missiles stationed on the island and America poised to attack, Cuba 50 years ago was far more dangerous than Iran or North Korea is today. But the 1962 crisis shows that a small, determined revolutionary state, backed into a corner and convinced of its inevitable demise, can bring the world to the brink of catastrophe," write James Blight and janet Lang on the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
"The next global war is not going to be fought with bombs and bullets. It will be a battle of electrons that will be fought over the internet in cyberworld," write CIGI Distinguished Fellow Fen Osler Hampson and Derek Burney. They offer four key steps for a sound national policy on cybersecurity.
In his latest op-ed for iPolitics, Fen Osler Hampson looks at the Cuban missile crisis 50 years later. The CIGI distinguished fellow and global security program director argues that "those days of friendly and responsible relations between government and the press to keep state secrets are long gone."
CIGI Distinguished Fellows Fen Osler Hampson and Gordon Smith explore internet governance and diplomacy with Iran in the latest issue of Diplomat and International Canada.
In an op-ed to The New Age, Jonathan Crush, CIGI chair in global migration, presents new research that explains certain elements, and behavior, of the health care brain-drain in South Africa. This country, Crush says, provides an ideal case for examining conflicting viewpoints on the impact of such migration.