CGAI Commentaries are brief, topical, opinion-based articles written by CGAI Fellows, staff and other subject matter experts and cover a wide range of topics, reflective of the Institute’s breadth of expertise.

2020 Articles

The NAFTA replacement isn’t perfect , but it’s good enough. Ottawa should pass it by Colin Robertson, The Globe & Mail, February 24, 2020

Canada’s China-U.S. conundrum by David Carment and Richard Nimijean, The Hill Times, February 24, 2020

Ties that Bind: Huawei and the Chinese Party-State by Stephen Nagy, Geopolitical Monitor, February 24, 2020

Japan caught in the grip of a virus delivered by sea and air by Matthew Fisher, Global News, February 23, 2020

Liberals have stifled reconciliation with their politicization of resource projects by Ron Wallace, The Calgary Herald, February 22, 2020

What Justin Trudeau could write to his new friends in Africa by Matthew Fisher, Global News, February 14, 2020

What crises like the coronavirus pandemic tell us about regimes by David J. Bercuson, National Post, February 13, 2020

lan de paix de Trump: le vice appuyé au bras du crime by Ferry de Kerckhove, La Presse, February 11, 2020

Canada’s sense of ‘national project’ is unravelling by Matthew Fisher, Global News, February 9, 2020

Yes, the coronavirus is a threat to health, but we should not panic by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, February 5, 2020

How Is the Coronavirus Shaping South Korea’s Cooperation with China and Northeast Asia? by Jaeho Hwang, The Diplomat, February 5, 2020

Get ready for the U.S.-China sideswipe: Phase one trade truce could be devastating for Canadian exporters by Brian Kingston and Michael McAdoo, Financial Post, February 4, 2020

Why Canada needs a foreign policy review by Michael W. Manulak, The Ottawa Citizen, February 3, 2020

Britain exits the EU and enters uncertainty by Matthew Fisher, Global News, February 2, 2020

To win a UN Security Council seat, Canada needs to compete hard by Colin Robertson, The Globe and Mail, January 30, 2020

Ottawa faces challenges at home and with China as coronavirus spreads by Matthew Fisher, Global News, January 31, 2020

Harry, Meaghan and the need for a Canadian ‘Rexit’ by Peter Donolo, The Globe and Mail, January 29, 2020

Will Britain’s Decision on Huawei Help Canada to Finally Decide? by Hugh Stephens, School of Public Policy’s Blog, January 29, 2020

How to untie the Canada-China knot? Abandon U.S. request to extradite Huawei exec, bloc telecom giant’s access to 5G network by Eugene Lang, The Hill Times, January 28, 2020

Canada and USMCA: An Unexpected Success Story by John M. Weekes, Brink News, January 24, 2020

What matters more than Harris’ mustache by Hwang Jae-Ho, The Korea Times, January 23, 2020

Look to cities, not nation-states, to solve our biggest challenges by Robert Muggah, World Economic Forum, January 23, 2020

Harry and Meghan’s move to Canada a ‘white-hot’ topic in B.C. by Matthew Fisher, Global News, January 23, 2020

Canada needs to face down China’s hostage-taking tactics by Philip Calvert, Nikkei Asian Review, January 21, 2020

Why Canada has no embassy in Iran, and what can be done by Thomas Juneau, The Star, January 20, 2020

MPs return to Ottawa, but with little interest in foreign affairs by Matthew Fisher, Global News, January 19, 2020

Growing use of submarines by David J. Bercuson, Legion, January 18, 2020

Putin’s plan for unlimited power by Matthew Fisher and Michael Fujimoto, Global News, January 16, 2020

Cyberwar is coming to a city near you by Robert Muggah and Michael Fujimoto, The Globe and Mail, January 15, 2020

Increased use of drones by Trump’s regime signals a disturbing change in military policy by David Carment, Global News, January 14, 2020

Canada, Iran and the intervention trap by David Carment, Global News, January 14, 2020

Iran accepts blame, yet questions linger over the shooting of flight 752 by Matthew Fisher, Global News, January 12, 2020

Tragic crash of Ukraine airliner reveals the perils of Persian Gulf airspace by Matthew Fisher, Global News, January 9, 2020

Let’s get Canada’s foreign policy house in order by Randolph Mank, Policy Options, January 7, 2020

The brewing situation between Iran and the U.S. is very much Canada’s problem by Hugh Segal, The Globe & Mail, January 6, 2020

Commentary: Canada-led NATO training mission in Iraq in deep jeopardy by Mathew Fisher, Global News, January 6, 2020

Commentary: The question of Iran revenge attacks is not “if” but “when” by Mathew Fisher, Global News, January 4, 2020

Commentary: The 2020s have already begun with a military bang by Mathew Fisher, Global News, January 3, 2020

Why Ottawa must say no to Huawei on building Canada’s 5G networks by Matthew Lombardi, The Globe and Mail, January 2, 2020

Face to Face: Is the North Warning System Obsolete? by Andrea Charron and Ernie Regehr, Legion Magazine, January 2, 2020


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Canada in the World

May 12, 2020

Ottawa, Ontario


Foreign Policy Challenges On The Korean Peninsula

February 24, 2020

(feat. Colin Robertson, Sarah Goldfeder, Marius Grinius, Professor Junya Nishino, and Dr. Elliot Tepper)


February 19, 2020

(feat. Stéfanie von Hlatky, Jean-Christophe Boucher, Victoria Tait, and Shawn Skelly)

Defending North America Against Missiles

February 21, 2020

(feat. Dave Perry, Sarah Goldfeder, Ian Williams, Dr. James Fergusson, and David Crist)


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