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Following the Dragon’s Footprints: CIGI releases new book on China & the G20

Wednesday, 24 August 2016
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25 August 2016 – As China prepares to host its first Group of 20 (G20) Summit in Hangzhou, a new book from Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Chinese foreign policy expert Alex He takes a close look at the country’s rise to become one of the most active and influential players in global economic governance.

The Governance Games

Monday, 22 August 2016
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Project Syndicate Staff
There was a time when the Olympic Movement was viewed as an almost perfect reflection of a shining ideal: a global commons and a global common good. But the International Olympic Committee’s stunning fall from grace is hardly unique: governments of all types are held in low esteem nowadays.

A report on the IMF’s work in Europe exposes raw nerves over the handling of Greece

Wednesday, 3 August 2016
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It remains difficult to have a calm discussion about the Greece. Just look at the reaction to the release on July 28 of the Independent Evaluation Office of the IMF’s review of the handling the European debt crisis. Ambrose Evans-Pritchard of the Daily Telegraph called the IEO's conclusions a “lacerating verdict” on the IMF’s management of the “most damaging episode in the history of the Bretton Woods institutions.” Ian Talley of the Wall Street Journal said the watchdog’s report “gives credence to some of the fund’s harshest critics.” The Financial Times called the assessment “damning.”

Statement by Asia-Pacific experts on South China Sea arbitration ruling

Tuesday, 12 July 2016
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Experts at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo, Ontario, released the following statement today in reaction to the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s ruling in the case brought by the Republic of the Philippines against the People’s Republic of China regarding maritime claims in the South China Sea.

CETA is moving forward in spite of challenges

Wednesday, 6 July 2016
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After a lull since the publication of the final text of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union (EU) at the end of February, CETA is now back in the news.

Three Amigos Summit: Spotlight on Migration

Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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In the aftermath of Britain's exit from the European Union, it has been widely remarked that North America could very well begin to stake out a clearer place for itself in the international system. As Canadian PM Justin Trudeau hosts his American and Mexican counter-parts at this year's Three Amigos Summitt, mutually shared concerns and interests will be undoubtedly discussed. To help us understand the issue of migration and why it will feature so prominently in this year's summit we sit down with CIGI fellow and global security expert Andrew Thompson.

OECD Ministerial Wrap: Latin America Needs to Move Faster on Internet Access

Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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Matt Kendal
Millions of Latin Americans aged 15 and above still have no internet connectivity, representing one issue that the OECD's third Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy hoped to address.

The humiliation of the global elite continues as the UK votes for Brexit

Friday, 24 June 2016
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How many times have you read that globalization cannot be stopped? That only ever was true in the most abstract sense. Curiosity will continue to drive humans with means to see the world, and greed always will motivate companies to push into new markets. But the “official” globalization of free-trade agreements and other multinational arrangements always could be stopped by politics.

Life After Brexit: Heaven or Hell?

Thursday, 23 June 2016
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As the Brexit debate rages on, the two sides agree on one thing: the enormous economic, political and social implications of the vote that will weigh on the future of the UK. Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has called the vote “the most important decision for Britain since 1945” and warned about a “long, agonizing process of disengagement” that would result from an Out vote, with “seismic” economic implications.

The future of the Internet is at risk if we don’t act now : Global Commission on Internet Governance

Tuesday, 21 June 2016
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21 June 2016 (Cancun, Mexico) – Imagine not being able to connect with people or access information on the Internet from wherever you are in the world. Or imagine private interests or governments having unfettered access to your personal information. And what if the three billion people currently offline remain unconnected and can’t do business or even seek out information on the Internet? These may be worst-case scenarios, but if we don’t act now the future of an inclusive, open, secure and trustworthy Internet is at risk.
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