Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Over the past several months, two international conflicts have dominated news headlines grabbed the attention of Canadians: the rise of and fight against ISIS and ongoing fighting against Ukraine. To learn more about Canada’s role in both conflicts, we speak to Simon Palamar, a research with CIGI’s Global Security & Politics Program.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Although it currently ranks fourth on the Index of African Governance, South Africa still has a long way to go to improve its governance systems. Struggling with corruption, scandal and an unstimulated economy, is the nation is failing to carry on the legacy of strength and progress, kindled by Nelson Mandela? In the forthcoming volume, Governance and Innovation: South Africa after Mandela, editor and CIGI Senior Fellow Robert I. Rotberg addresses the governance challenges facing South Africa in the post-Mandela era. We speak to him about this new book.
Friday, October 31, 2014
As of last week, there have been over 12,000 suspected cases of, and over 5,000 deaths caused by, Ebola. In coordinating a response, the international community has worked through the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response, a partnership including the World Health Organization, World Bank Group, Médecins Sans Frontières, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To learn more about how these global governance institutions have responded to this situation, we speak to CIGI Chair of Global Health Alan Whiteside.
Monday, September 22, 2014
This week, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will address the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. We speak to CIGI experts Fen Osler Hampson and John Ibbitson for insight on why Mr. Harper has decided to address this audience for the first time since 2010.
Friday, May 16, 2014
Late last month, stakeholders from around the world gathered at NETmundial in São Paulo, Brazil to discuss the future of Internet governance. To learn more about this summit’s outcomes, we speak to CIGI Distinguished Fellow Gordon Smith, who is also deputy chair of the Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG). Smith also sheds light on the GCIG, in advance of its first meeting this May in Stockholm.
Monday, April 28, 2014
The Chinese government’s active promotion of the internationalization of the renminbi (RMB) raises questions related to motivation, financial reform, credibility and international financial stability. To learn more about the situation in these and other areas, CIGI Senior Fellow Hongying Wang speaks with CIGI-INET grantee Barry Eichengreen, professor of economics and political science at the University of California, Berkeley, and research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Monday, April 14, 2014
The Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands continue to be a cause of contestation for Sino-Japanese relations, and a source of tension for the Asia-Pacific region more broadly. To learn more about maritime relations between China and Japan, we speak to CIGI Research Fellow James Manicom. He is the author of a new book, Bridging Troubled Waters: China, Japan, and Maritime Order in the East China Sea.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Developments in Ukraine, and between Crimea and Russia, have been causing great anxiety among international observers. To learn more about this situation, CIGI presents a two-part interview. This week, we speak to CIGI Research Associate Skylar Brooks, on the global economic dimensions of this situation. This follows last week’s analysis, in which Research Assistant Simon Palamar discussed the main security aspects of the situation.
Friday, March 28, 2014
CIGI President Rohinton Medhora is the co-editor of a new volume entitled International Development: Ideas, Experience, & Prospects (Oxford University Press, 2014). This week, we speak to him to learn more about the aims and approach of this publication, which includes over 80 contributors from around the world.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Developments in Ukraine, and between Crimea and Russia, have been causing great anxiety among international observers. To learn more about this situation, CIGI presents a two-part interview. This week, we speak to Global Security & Politics Research Assistant Simon Palamar. Look forward to next week’s analysis with CIGI Research Associate Skylar Brooks on the global economic dimensions on this situation.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
This April will mark the twentieth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide — a tragic experience in modern history when the international community failed to take moral and political action. To reflect on the anniversary, we speak to Elisabeth King, a consultant with CIGI’s Africa Initiative and author of the new book From Classrooms to Conflict in Rwanda.
Friday, January 10, 2014
From territorial claims to resource extraction, the Arctic increasingly remains a venue for competing interests. To learn more about what’s in store for this region in 2014, we speak to CIGI Senior Fellow John Higginbotham, who leads CIGI global security research project on Arctic governance.