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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.

2019 Articles

Close Encounters During Operation NEON by Matthew Fisher, Canadian Global Affairs Institute, June 25, 2019

Canada’s Transit of the Taiwan Strait by Matthew Fisher, Canadian Global Affairs Institute, June 21, 2019

Instead of playing defence against Huawei, Washington must make it a ‘frenemy’ by Amy Karam, The Globe and Mail, June 18, 2019

Canada should resist any urge to retreat from the world stage by Kyle Matthews and Irwin Cotler, Montreal Gazette, June 13, 2019

Trump throws down the Arctic gauntlet: get ready for a rocky summer by Adam Lajeunesse, The Hill Times, June 10, 2019

Canada is caught in the middle of a second Cold War by David Curtis Wright, The Globe and Mail, June 9, 2019

As EU takes steps to protect its music industry, Canada should follow suit by Eric Miller, The Hill Times, June 4, 2019

Canada’s UN submission will (eventually) draw the lines on the map by Andrea Charron, The Conversation, June 4, 2019

‘Don’t mention the war’: what message are the government, military delivering? by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, May 29, 2019

Zelinskiy’s Inauguration: A New Era in Ukrainian Politics by Andrew Rasiulis, Canadian Global Affairs Institute, May 29, 2019

Defence update: Arctic offshore and patrol vessels and the Nanisivik Naval Facility by Adam Lajeunesse, The Hill Times, May 27, 2019

Why is the Minister of Defence MIA on Kandahar cenotaph debacle? by Brett Boudreau, The Globe and Mail, May 27, 2019

Wining at all costs: The bizarre position of the Trump administration on the Northwest Passage by Robert Huebert, The Globe & Mail, May 20, 2019

How computers kill people, or let’s not ‘move fast and break things’ by Thomas Keenan, The Hill Times, May 15, 2019

Why is China so angry with Canada? It's not just the Huawei CFO case by Amy Karam, The Hill Times, May 8, 2019

Kenney government takes new approach on energy: will it work? by Monica Gattinger, Daily Oil Bulletin, May 7, 2019

Crisis in Venezuela by Danielle Smith (feat. Kyle Matthews), Global News Radio, May 1, 2019

Information warfare is here to stay by Heidi Tworek, Foreign Affairs, April 25, 2019

Farewell to the ‘humble’ satellite – see you in 400 years by Charity Weeden, SpaceQ, April 23, 2019

Brazil’s murder rate finally fell – and by a lot by Robert Muggah, Foreign Policy, April 22, 2019

The SNC-Lavalin Affair: Lessons for Bill C-69 by Monica Gattinger, Daily Oil Bulletin, April 15, 2019

Reducing homicide in Brazil: Insights into what works by Robert Muggah, Spencer Chainey, and Renata Avelar Giannini, Americas Quarterly, April 15, 2019

The rout of ISIS gives the world an opportunity to defeat its ideology by Kyle Matthews, The Conversation, April 14, 2019

Friend or faux? Four years of failed foreign policy by David Carment, Brandon Jamieson, Fatimah Elfeitori, and Emily Robertson, Times Colonist, April 14, 2019

A path towards internal free trade in Canada by Jean Charest and Deanna Horton, Ottawa Citizen, April 11, 2019

NAFTA 2.0: Drilling Down – The Impact of CUSMA/USMCA on Canadian Energy Stakeholders by John Weekes, Darrel Pearson, Lawrence Smith, and Margaret Kim, Energy Regulation Quarterly, April 10, 2019

American exceptionalism: applying a 19th-century belief to the 21st century by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, April 3, 2019

Why limit pipeline choices for Alberta oil? by Robert Hage, Policy Options, April 2, 2019

Is Canada really back on the global stage? by David Carment, Emily Robertson, Fatimah Elfeitori, and Brandon Jamieson, The Hill Times, March 28, 2019

Canadian companies vie for global attention by Brett Boudreau, Frontline Defence, March 25, 2019

Brazil is tackling high murder rates with a new wave of crime programs by Robert Muggah and Renata Giannini, Apolitical, March 25, 2019

Taking stock of Ottawa’s diversity promises by Andrew Griffith, Policy Options, March 25, 2019

The state of war by Rachel Kleinfeld and Robert Muggah, Foreign Policy, March 18, 2019

As populism rises, look at what has fallen: Wages by Eugene Lang, Policy Options, March 13, 2019

Five years after the annexation of Crimea: Are EU-Russia relations irrevocably damaged? by Julian Lindley-French, Friends of Europe, March 13, 2019

US pulls diplomats from its embassy in Caracas, and tensions between Venezuela and Brazil escalate by Robert Muggah, The Conversation, March 12, 2019

Fighting Climate Change Means Fighting Organized Crime by Robert Muggah, Adriana Abdenur, and Ilona Szabo, Project Syndicate, March 12, 2019

Sino-U.S. rivalry raises tough choices for allies by Stephen Nagy, Japan Times, March 12, 2019

Canada’s energy future and the perils of dangerous optimism by Monica Gattinger, Daily Oil Bulletin, March 11, 2019

Pandemics are the world’s silent killers. We need new ways to contain them by Robert Muggah, Devex, March 8, 2019

In an era of global uncertainty, the SDGs can be our guide by John McArthur and Robert Muggah, World Economic Forum, March 8, 2019

Brazil and Venezuela clash over migrants, humanitarian aid and closed borders by Robert Muggah and Adriana Abdenur, The Conversation, March 7, 2019

As Guaidó returns to Venezuela, priorities are de-escalation and elections by Adriana Erthal Abdenur and Robert Muggah, Global Observatory, March 6, 2019

Haiti’s Troubles Must Not be Forgotten by Athena Kolbe and Robert Muggah, NPR, March 4, 2019

L’Avenir incertain de L’Algérie by Ferry de Kerckhove, La Presse, March 4, 2019

Canada must not be naïve when dealing with China’s authoritarian regime by Hugh Segal, The Globe and Mail, March 4, 2019

What it will take for Haiti to be a real, true democracy by Robert Muggah and Athena Kolbe, The Globe and Mail, March 1, 2019

In the U.S.-North Korea summit’s ashes, nothing – and everything – changes by James Trottier, The Globe and Mail, February 28, 2019

Thanks to the internet, immunization is now controversial by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, February 27, 2019

Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi – More show than showdown by James Trottier, Ottawa Citizen, February 25, 2019

Religious violence is on the rise. What can faith-based communities do about it? by Robert Muggah and Ali Velshi, World Economic Forum, February 25, 2019

Des Décisions Déconnectées de nos priorités by Ferry de Kerckhove, La Presse, February 23, 2019

As the Islamic Republic of Iran turns 40, let’s examine our rocky relationship with the country by Thomas Juneau, The Globe and Mail, February 18, 2019

Representing Canada in the UAE by Brett Boudreau, Frontline Defence, February 18, 2019

Is the next big fight over the Northwest Passage coming? by Adam Lajeunesse, Policy Options, February 14, 2019

China is not our friend by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, February 13, 2019

High-Tech domination and the U.S.-China trade war: AI is cheapening authoritarian governance by Stephen Nagy, Geopolitical Monitor, February 12, 2019

Durable energy policy in Canada: Waiting for Godot? by Monica Gattinger, Daily Oil Bulletin, February 11, 2019

John McCallum’s China gaffe shouldn’t obscure his successes by Eugene Lang, Ottawa Citizen, January 31, 2019

Fear of Huawei signals shortcomings in the West by Amy Karam, Toronto Star, January 29, 2019

When it comes to Arctic resource development, Russia is on fire while Canada is cold as ice by Ron Wallace, The Hill Times, January 25, 2019

In for the long haul? National Shipbuilding in Canada and Australia by Jeffrey F. Collins, The Hill Times, January 21, 2019

It’s time for Canada and China to tone down the rhetoric by Hugh Stephens, The Conversation, January 17, 2019

The state of international relations studies in Canada by Steve Saideman, OpenCanada, January 16, 2019

How will the 116th Congress Drive the Conversation? by Sarah Goldfeder, Policy Options, January 10, 2019

Relaxing Brazil’s gun laws could make a murderous country even deadlier by Robert Muggah, National Public Radio, January 10, 2019

How to survive and thrive in our age of uncertainty by Robert Muggah and Ian Goldin, World Economic Forum, January 7, 2019

A Year to Act by Ian Goldin and Robert Muggah, Project Syndicate, January 4, 2019

Violent disorder is on the rise. Is inequality to blame? by Robert Muggah and Clionadh Raleigh, World Economic Forum, January 4, 2019

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