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What really happened in Washington this week? Leadership, Interests, Security

Thursday, 31 March 2016
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Amidst tension throughout the Asia-Pacific, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shenzo Abe visit Washington to re-affirm key strategic interests and areas of mutual cooperation. To learn more about what could have transpired during this visit, we speak to CIGI Senior Fellow and Chair of Global Security at the Balsillie School of International Affairs David Welch.

Poll: Strong global majority backs dark Web ban

Tuesday, 29 March 2016
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Cory Bennett
Roughly seven in 10 people favor shutting down the so-called “dark Web” — an anonymous online network favored by activists and dissidents, as well as criminals — according to a new poll.

Ipsos Poll: Dark Web Should Be Banned

Tuesday, 29 March 2016
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No matter what you call it, there’s certainly a case to crack down on the ability for these sites that operate off the grid to be under more of a watchful eye. Ironically, that’s the very reason those sites exist: to act outside government surveillance.

71 percent of global citizens call for shut down of the Dark Net

Tuesday, 29 March 2016
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Ameyaw Debrah
A survey commissioned by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and conducted by global research company Ipsos across has called for a shut down of the ‘Dark Internet’. The survey conducted in 24 countries finds that a majority (71%) of global citizens were in support of such an outcome.

– A survey conducted in 24 countries finds that a majority (71%) of global citizens agree that the ‘Dark Net’ must be shut down

Tuesday, 29 March 2016
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Andy Greenberg
Speculation — no matter how baseless—that online black markets for weapons helped make the terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels possible hasn’t helped the reputation of the dark web’s anonymous corner of the internet. But one new study shows that even before that dubious linkbetween online anonymity and terror attacks, global opinion on the dark web was already overwhelmingly negative.

Global majority backs a ban on ‘dark net,’ poll says

Tuesday, 29 March 2016
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Alastair Sharp
Seven in 10 people say the “dark net” – an anonymous online home to both criminals and activists fearful of government surveillance – should be shut down, according to a global Ipsos poll released on Tuesday.

The “Dark Net” should be shut down: CIGI-Ipsos global survey: But what about its benefits?

Thursday, 24 March 2016
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Whether it be child abuse imagery, the purchase of illegal narcotics or planning an assassination, a growing amount of the world’s criminal activity takes place on a part of the Internet known as the "Dark Net" — a realm only accessible via special web browsers that allow users to surf the web anonymously. A survey commissioned by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and conducted by global research company Ipsos across 24 countries finds that a majority (71%) of global citizens ‘agree’ that the “Dark Net” should be shut down.

Obama’s surprising self-assessment

Monday, 21 March 2016
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Fen Osler Hampson, Derek Burney
President Barack Obama put himself in the confession box in his recent and much publicized interview in The Atlantic magazine with Jeffrey Goldberg. This is normally something that American presidents do after they leave office. But Mr. Obama is no ordinary president.

New CIGI book explores the development of African approaches to conflict management

Monday, 21 March 2016
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A new book, Minding the Gap: African Conflict Management in a Time of Change, released by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), explores the diverse and complex region where a variety of multinational and multi-institutional efforts are emerging to help contain and resolve conflict.

Canada PM says he has no problem calling himself a feminist

Saturday, 19 March 2016
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Alex Mitchell
On Wednesday during the United Nation’s 60th session of the commission on the status of women, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who has won the hearts of many (especially the women) said that he is proud to call himself a feminist.
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