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Organized Chaos: Reimagining the Internet

July 29, 2014
Edited by: Mark Raymond and Gordon Smith
Together, the chapters in this volume provide a clear sense of the critical problems facing efforts to update and redefine Internet governance, the appropriate modalities for doing so, and the costs and benefits associated with the most plausible outcomes. This foundation provides the basis for the development of the research-based, high-level strategic vision required to successfully navigate a complex, shifting and uncertain governance environment.

East Asia-Arctic Relations: Boundary, Security and International Politics

June 26, 2014
Edited by: Kimie Hara and Ken Coates
The Arctic’s profile as a region for engagement and opportunity is rising among both circumpolar and non-circumpolar states. In addition to countries like Canada, Russia and the United States, which have expressed a renewed interest in the region, East Asian countries, such as Japan, Korea and China, are now increasingly fixated on prospects offered by the Arctic.

Crisis and Reform: Canada and the International Financial System

May 29, 2014
Edited by: Rohinton Medhora and Dane Rowlands
The 28th edition of the Canada Among Nations series is an examination of Canada and the global financial crisis, and the country’s historic and current role in the international financial system.

Off Balance: The Travails of Institutions That Govern the Global Financial System

October 11, 2013
Award-winning journalist and author Paul Blustein has received wide acclaim for his books about the inner workings of international economic institutions, notably the International Monetary Fund and World Trade Organization. In Off Balance, he weaves a compelling narrative that details the failings of such institutions in the global financial crisis that erupted in 2008.

A Diplomat’s Handbook for Democracy Development Support

September 9, 2013
Jeremy Kinsman and Kurt Bassuener
A Diplomat’s Handbook for Democracy Development Support presents a wide variety of specific experiences of diplomats on the ground, identifying creative, human and material resources. More broadly, it is about the policy-making experience in capitals, as democratic states try to align national interests and democratic values. The Handbook also documents the increasingly prominent role of civil society as the essential building block for successful democratic transitions, with each case study examining specific national experiences in the aspiration for democratic and pluralistic governance, and lessons learned on all sides — for better or for worse.

Canada-Africa Relations: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

June 10, 2013
Canada Among Nations, 2013
Edited by: Rohinton Medhora and Yiagadeesen Samy
In this edition, contributors explore Canada and Africa’s rich history, taking stock of what has been accomplished. This volume offers recommendations for a more strategically beneficial Canada-Africa partnership in areas including trade and investment, democracy and nation building, development aid, governance, corporate social responsibility — especially in the natural resource sector where Canadian firms are heavily invested — and regional security.

Africa Rising: A Continent’s Future through the Eyes of Emerging Scholars

February 28, 2013
Africa Rising: A Continent’s Future through the Eyes of Emerging Scholars provides new insight and perspectives on issues critical to the future of the continent. Through the Africa Initiative Research Grant Program, 10 up-and-coming scholars from Africa and Canada undertook innovative cross-continent research in various countries including Canada, Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, South Africa, Ethiopia and Uganda, with a focus on policy issues across five thematic areas: conflict resolution, food security, health, migration and climate change.

Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: Strengthening and Reform of the IAEA

August 24, 2012
Just released in ebook format, this report by CIGI Senior Fellow Trevor Findlay examines all aspects of the Agency’s mandate and operations ― from its major programs on safeguards, safety, security and the peaceful uses of nuclear energy to governance, management and finance. Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog confirms that the IAEA requires strengthening and reform in certain areas, but does not need a dramatic overhaul. The report includes key strategic and programmatic recommendations.

Canada Among Nations, 2011-2012

June 5, 2012
Canada and Mexico's Unfinished Agenda
Edited by Alex Bugailiskis and Andrés Rozental
In Canada Among Nations, 2011-2012 a leading group of Canadian, Mexican and American academics, policy makers, politicians, journalists, and energy and climate change experts offer substantive recommendations for Ottawa and Mexico City to realize the full potential of their strategic relationship.

Fixing Haiti: MINUSTAH and Beyond

August 5, 2011
Jorge Heine and Andrew S. Thompson
At a time when a new president has taken office in Haiti and the UN Secretary-General has appointed a new head of MINUSTAH, this book’s release is particularly timely. The volume brings together some of the world’s leading specialists on Haiti, from both Haiti and abroad, to examine the challenges Haiti faces today and what they entail for the international community. Even before the devastating earthquake of January 2010, Haiti was a “fragile” state ⎯ the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, plagued by decades of complex political crises and suffering from severe social problems. Since 2004, the United Nations has been in Haiti through MINUSTAH – and many of the UN team died in the earthquake. This volume, edited by CIGI Distinguished Fellow Jorge Heine and Programme Officer for the Global Governance Programmes at the Balsillie School of International Affairs Andrew S. Thompson, examines the performance of the UN and other key hemispheric actors in helping Haiti both before and in the aftermath of the earthquake.