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G20, perché no?

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Il Foglio
CIGI Director of the Global Economy Program Domenico Lombardi writes an Italian-language op-ed ahead of the Think 20 Meeting in Ankara.

«Είμαστε άσχετοι, ξαναψηφίστε μας»

Monday, August 31, 2015
The Huffington Post (Greek Edition)
CIGI Senior Fellow Miranda Xafa writes a Greek-language op-ed for The Huffington Post (Greek Edition) on the Tsipras administration.

Ukraine: the forgotten conflict

Friday, August 28, 2015
Fen Osler Hampson and Derek Burney
The Globe and Mail
Market convulsions erupting initially in China have swamped virtually all other global issues, at least for the time being. Meanwhile, efforts to “degrade and destroy” Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are treading water but with no clear objective let alone resolution in sight. IS’s shocking destruction of ancient monuments in Palmyra and brutal murder of one of Syria’s most prominent archeologists is a travesty and unspeakable horror, which has been greeted by hand-wringing but little more by Western powers. But most forgotten of all now is the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

Turmoil in China a symptom of outdated monetary policies

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The Globe and Mail
Just when the clouds seemed to be lifting, the global economy has been hit by more economic and financial shocks, as seen in the rippling effects of China’s market plunge in recent days.

Development’s Digital Divide

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Project Syndicate
Carl Bildt, CIGI Distinguished Fellow, comments on the importance of including information technology on the international development agenda.

China’s Daring Depreciation

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Project Syndicate
On August 11, the People’s Bank of China lowered the central parity rate of the renminbi by 1.9%, sending shockwaves around the globe. Many foreign commentators condemned the devaluation as a blatant attempt to boost Chinese exports – a move that would, they warned, spark a new round of currency wars. But there are good reasons to believe that this was not China’s motivation at all.

Internet Architecture as Proxy for State Power

Saturday, August 15, 2015
IP Justice
The Internet is no longer just a communication system. It is also a control system in which more objects than people are connected to the network.

Is Canada ready for the latest U.S. twist in Arctic affairs?

Monday, August 10, 2015
The Globe and Mail
The United States has put a polar bear among the seals in Arctic diplomatic waters with its announcement that Secretary of State John Kerry will host an unprecedented foreign ministers’ conference on the Arctic at the end of the month. At the gathering in Anchorage, Alaska, President Barack Obama is expected to spell out his “American Arctic” vision.

The Promise and Peril of Macroprudential Policy

Friday, August 7, 2015
Project Syndicate
Central bankers continue to fret about frothy asset markets – as well they should, given the financial crisis of 2008-2009. Having been burned once, they are now doubly shy. And China’s recent stock-market plunge has certainly not eased their fears.

Toward More Effective Internet Governance

Thursday, August 6, 2015
Australian Institute of International Affairs
The Internet has revolutionised the way we live and do business, but governments and NGOs around the world are turning their attention to managing growing concerns about privacy and security.

Why Obama is losing Africa

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Fen Osler Hampson and Derek Burney
The Globe and Mail
U.S. President Barack Obama’s recent trip to Africa was tall on rhetoric and symbolism, the hallmark of his presidency. But, despite his public reproach to African leaders about their shortcomings to promote democracy and human rights, his visit fell short on tangible deliverables.

Who Will Govern the Internet Is the Key Global Issue Today

Monday, August 3, 2015
The World Post
The Internet has already become the most important infrastructure of the world. And that's just the beginning. Soon it will also be the infrastructure of all of our other infrastructures.
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