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The G20 Preparatory Process Ten Options to Improve G20 Effectiveness

Friday, October 2, 2015
Barry Carin and Ye Yu
Shanghai Intitutes for International Studies (SIIS)
Since the early 1990s, the need for effective multicountry collaboration has soared, but at the same time multilateral talks have inevitably failed; deadlines have been missed; financial commitments and promises have not been honored; execution has stalled; and international collective action has fallen far short of what was offered and, more importantly, needed.

'Rights, both online and offline, should be the same'

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
K. V. Aditya Bharadwaj
The Hindu
Carl Bildt, the former Prime Minister of Sweden and Chair of the Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG), comments on issues regarding Internet Governance in India.

The biggest trade zone in history? Five questions about the big TPP negotiations

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Alexander Panetta and The Canadian Press
The Conservative government hopes to complete negotiations this week for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, billed as the largest trade zone in history — a trading bloc comprising 12 countries and 40 per cent of the global economy. Should the meetings in Atlanta produce a deal, there would need to be ratification votes in various parliaments, including Canada’s, making the pact an issue in the final weeks of the federal campaign.

Dairy farmers and autoworkers fear implications of major free trade deal

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Global National
Patrick Leblond, CIGI Senior Fellow, comments on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Two-day conference on cybersecurity from Sept. 29

Sunday, September 27, 2015
The Hindu
Chair of the Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG) Carl Bildt and Commissioner Michael Chertoff are mentioned as participants in the event “Cyber 360” in The Hindu. Tobby Simon, GCIG commissioner and president of the conference organizer Synergia Group, provides a quote for the article. This conference follows the GCIG’s meeting in India.

Land: Uganda’s ‘dead capital’

Sunday, September 27, 2015
Ronald Musoke
The Independent
On Sept.14, the World Bank released its sixth Economic update on Uganda, a document that should surely give the land policy makers something to ponder.

Tom Mulcair's quest for the unprecedented

Saturday, September 26, 2015
CBC's The House
Bessma Momani, CIGI Senior Fellow, is an expert panelist on CBC's The House, where she discusses Canada's role in international affairs.

Why is Russia expected to further increase its presence in Syria? Four experts parse the geopolitics

Friday, September 25, 2015
Alia Dharssi
National Post
In the past few weeks, Russia has expanded its military presence in Syria, sending troops, weapons, battle tanks, air missile systems and planes — including 28 jets and 14 helicopter gunships — to support the Bashar Al-Assad’s regime. Bessma Momani, CIGI Senior Fellow, comments on Russia's expanded military presence in Syria.

‘Need to have common view on cyber crime treaty’

Thursday, September 24, 2015
The Hindu Business
Melissa Hathaway, CIGI Distinguished Fellow, discusses cyber security law.

Mohammed Fahmy pardoned

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
CTV Power Play
Bessma Momani, CIGI Senior Fellow, appeared on CTV Power Play, speaking about Fahmy's release.

Fahmy’s pardon a bright spot in Egypt’s murky system

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Olivia Ward
The Toronto Star
Bessma Momani, CIGI Senior Fellow, comments on the release of Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy.

Canada is falling behind in the global market for green technology.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
The Globe and Mail
Céline Bak, CIGI Senior Fellow, comments on the clean-tech sector and Canada’s environmental goods.
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