It's Time to Fix the Broken Refugee System
- Paul Heinbecker
- Lloyd Axworthy
CIGI’s Global Security & Politics program focuses on a range of issues in global security, conflict management, diplomacy and governance — including Arctic governance, regional security and Internet governance. The global security environment continues to change dramatically. We now live in a world in which security is clearly divisible and perceptions about security challenges differ not only among the great powers, but also from one global region to another.
Such changes are evident in ongoing debates in the Western Alliance about defining threats in different regions of the globe; in the divergent ways Canada, Russia, and the United States perceive Arctic security as melting ice opens up the Northwest Passage; in continuing debates about the humanitarian imperative as the world struggles with the greatest refugee crisis since the Second World War, the place of sovereignty, and status of Western norms that appear to legitimize interventionism; and in new areas of concern such as cyber warfare, the security of the Internet, Internet piracy, and Internet governance.
Director: Fen Osler Hampson
Program Manager: Brenda Woods
Media contact: Sean Zohar
CIGI’s research theme on Africa focuses on the continent’s capacity to contain and resolve conflicts, and to build resilience against the outbreak or resurgence of violence. Researchers have also been exploring the role of South Africa in the continent's multilateral governance issues.
CIGI’s research theme on Asia and the Pacific focuses on specific parts of a geographically vast and culturally diverse continent. Asia-Pacific researchers examine how to increase security cooperation and reduce tensions in one of the most densely populated regions of the world.
The Global Security & Politics Program is exploring innovative solutions to intractable political problems such as climate change. Researchers are offering original concrete recommendations for making the UNFCCC more effective and are making new proposals on, for example, how to reach agreeme
CIGI’s research theme on global politics and foreign policy is exploring several aspects of international security and negotiations.
CIGI’s Internet governance research theme explores Internet-related dimensions of global public policy.