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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.

2021 Articles

G7 and NATO summits showed that multilateralism endures by Colin Robertson, The Globe and Mail, June 16, 2021

The notwithstanding clause has long passed its best-before date by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, June 16, 2021

The G7 Cornwall: Back to Normal, with Key Upgrades by Colin Robertson, Policy Magazine, June 7, 2021

Outside Quebec, French is in decline by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, June 2, 2021

What can we expect from the new Canadian Surface Combatant? by Timothy Choi, CDA Institute, May 26, 2021

Timing is everything for a Canadian foreign policy review by Randolph Mank, The Hill Times, May 26, 2021

What, essentially, is going on with the border? by Laurie Trautman, Politico, May 26, 2021

The decline of French in Quebec is a nationalist myth by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, May 26, 2021

Protecting Canada and improving cyber defence: three challenges by Kristen Csenkey, The Hill Times, May 24, 2021

How secure is defence funding in the future? by Craig Stone, The Hill Times, May 24, 2021

Operation Honour failed: will Sajjan’s new measures work? by Charlotte Duval-Lantoine, The Hill Times, May 24, 2021

Making space sustainable will advance Biden’s agenda by Charity Weeden, Space.com, May 21, 2021

Blocking off shore pirate content sites » PH joining a growing international consensus by Hugh Stephens, ABS CBS News, May 21, 2021

Increasing immigration to boost population? Not so fast by Andrew Griffith, Policy Options, May 20, 2021

Rapid Testing at the border is a shot in the arm for Canada by Deanna Horton, The Hill Times, May 19, 2021

Montreal Canadiens, no more the ‘Flying Frenchmen’ by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, May 19, 2021

Human Rights and Diplomacy by Marius Grinius, ToSaveTheWorld, May 19, 2021

Why the West must challenge Iran on human rights by Kyle Matthews, The Conversation, May 17, 2021

Biden should step up for Canada on Line 5 by Lawrence Herman, The Globe and Mail, May 13, 2021

Canada must act fast to benefit from America’s shift to electric cars by Brian Kingston and David Adams, iPolitics, May 12, 2021

The 2021 budget: a disaster unlike any we have known by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, May 12, 2021

Caucasian Knots Take Shape in the Armenia-Azerbaijan Ceasefire by Robert Cutler, The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, May 11, 2021

Canada’s Armed Forces are in limbo. It’s time to appoint a new chief of the defence staff by Stephen Saideman, Ottawa Citizen, May 10, 2021

A nose for prostate cancer; The dog will see you now by Tom Keenan, The Calgary Herald, May 8, 2021

Rio’s bloody police campaign by Robert Muggah, Small Wars Journal, May 7, 2021

Maps can help tell the story of a changing world by Robert Muggah and Ian Goldin, The Globe and Mail, May 7, 2021

Looking back: a decade since the 2011 election by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, May 5, 2021

New Survey Underscores Need for More Ambitious Government Efforts TO Convince Canadian To Purchase Electric Vehicles by Brian Kingston, Accesswire, May 5, 2021

Maritime militia, Quad and Fonops: danger of conflict by Stephen Nagy, VN Express, May 4, 2021

Canada, Ukraine can team up on humanitarian mission in Azerbaijan by Robert Cutler, The Hill Times, April 28, 2021

The U.S.A is not the ‘shining city on the hill’ by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, April 28, 2021

Canada’s Budget Announcement Contains ‘Profoundly Disturbing’ Defence Procurement Policy by Marcia Mills, Homeland Security Today, April 26, 2021

It’s time to invoke the federal Emergencies Act to fight COVID by Eugene Lang, Ottawa Citizen, April 24, 2021

China’s efforts to establish regional hegemony by Stephen Nagy, The Jerusalem Post, April 24, 2021

Promoting global digital connectivity and inclusion by Deanna Horton, Policy Options, April 22, 2021

Amid languishing numbers, Canada’s citizenship process needs to be modernized by Andrew Griffith, Policy Options, April 22, 2021

Beijing and Ottawa need to understand they won’t see eye to eye by Ted Lipman, The Hill Times, April 21, 2021

Security Snapshot 007: Oleksandr Danylyuk by Roger Hilton, Globsec, April 21, 2021

Asia rises again by Robert Muggah, Boston Globe, April 20, 2021

Signs of progress in Trudeau foreign policy by David Carment, Ted G. Fraser and Sydney Stewart, The Hamilton Spectator, April 18, 2021

‘Smart’ Cities Are Surveilled Cities by Robert Muggah and Greg Walton, Foreign Policy, April 17, 2021

Let’s be honest, Prince Philip was no saint by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, April 14, 2021

Why we need to change the narrative on outdoor transmission by Heidi Tworek, Sumon Chakrabarti, and Zain Chagla, Toronto Star, April 12, 2021

‘You cannot claim any more’: Russia seeks a bigger piece of Arctic Ocean seabed by Emma Tranter (feat. Rob Huebert), CTV News, April 11, 2021

La Russie accroît ses revendications dans l’Arctique auprès des Nations unies by La Presse Canadienne (avec. Rob Huebert), Radio-Canada, April 11, 2021

Plus présente à l’étranger qu’ici : où est notre armée? (More present abroad than here: where is our military?) par/by Jules Richer & Sarah Daoust-Braun (feat. Jean-Christophe Boucher), LCN, April 10, 2021

Researchers are ‘in this together’ to solve rare diseases by Tom Keenan, The Graphic, April 10, 2021

A ‘burn’ on the Ukrainian border by Roger Hilton, New Europe, April 9, 2021

Carbon tax ruling an opportunity for conservatives by Dennis McConaghy, Edmonton Journal, April 9, 2021

Hydrocarbon Energy Complexes by Robert M. Cutler, Baku Dialogues, Spring 2021

The Geography of Pandemic Effects by Robert Muggah, Project Syndicate, April 9, 2021

The sense of urgency around climate change is trending up by Monica Gattinger and Nik Nanos, Maclean’s, April 8, 2021

Chaotic management of the pandemic is bringing government into disrepute by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, April 7, 2021

Northern Great Plains disappearing faster than Brazil’s Amazon rainforest – who’s paying attention by Fawn Jackson, The Hill Times, April 5, 2021

Why Trudeau can afford to fail on foreign policy by David Carment Ted G. Fraser, and Sydney Stewart, The Hill Times, March 31, 2021

Quebec has to come to grips with systemic racism by Andrew Caddell and Lauren Salim, The Hill Times, March 31, 2021

Why Canada needs to take digital disinformation seriously by Kyle Matthews and Lauren Salim, The Hill Times, March 29, 2021

Rio de Janeiro Faces Perfect Storm of Climate Change by Robert Muggah and Julia Sekula, Foreign Policy, March 27, 2021

One step forward, two steps back by Stephen Nagy, Policy Forum, March 25, 2021

Denmark’s Tech Diplomacy: A Roadmap for Others by Jan Top Christensen, CGAI, March 2021

A Narrative History of the NSS from Conception to the CSC RFP by Dave Perry, Naval Association of Canada, March 2021

Why disease names matter by Heidi Tworek, The Globe and Mail, March 25, 2021

Political appointments to diplomatic postings are mostly a bad idea by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, March 24, 2021

Canada’s foreign policy report card shows we’re adrift on the world stage by David Carment Ted G. Fraserm, and Sydney Stewart, Ottawa Citizen, March 24, 2021

Joe Biden’s bloc wars anf the next chapter in the “America First” doctrine by David Carment and Dani Belo, Policy Options, March 24, 2021

Canada’s military is dishonoured again by Eugene Lang, The Hill Times, March 24, 2021

Canada must sanction Chinese officials for their gross human-rights abuse of the Michaels by Colin Robertson, The Globe and Mail, March 22, 2021

The future is climate security by Andrew Pickford and Roger Hilton, New Europe, March 19, 2021

When Will Canada Finally Join Its Allies In Standing Up to China? by Andrew Pickford and Jeffrey Collins, Macdonald-Laurier Institute, March 19, 2021

How a GHG ruling could affect import tax by Lawrence Herman, The Globe and Mail, March 17, 2021

The royal soap opera may make news, but it’s not history by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, March 17, 2021

On Energy, Roadmap For a Renewed Canada-U.S. Partnership Is Incomplete by Monica Gattinger, Daily Oil Bulletin, March 15, 2021

The U.S. and Euro-Atlantic security: NATO partners, Russia, and Eastern partnership by Roger Hilton, European Leadership Network, March 15, 2021

It’s time for a new defence minister by Stephen Saideman, The Globe and Mail, March 15, 2021

The Canada-US Roadmap: Getting it Done by Colin Robertson, Policy Magazine, March 14, 2021

Biden broke the Keystone permit, now Trudeau should insist he pay for it by Dennis McConnaghy, Calgary Herald, March 12, 2021

In a post-Trump world, Canadian sovereignty is at a crossroads by David Carment and Richard Nimijean, Toronto Star, March 12, 2021

Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan Agree on the Caspian by Robert Cutler, The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, March 12, 2021

In defence of Canadian shipbuilding by Jeffrey F. Collins, Maclean’s, March 5, 2021

Brazil’s President is a Global Health Threat by Robert Muggah, NPR, March 4, 2021

Trudeau revelations another nationalist ‘conspiracy’ that isn’t by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, March 3, 2021

Can the World Trade Organization be saved? by Lawrence Herman, The Globe and Mail, March 2, 2021

Cuts to Radio Canada International can only hurt Canada’s image and influence abroad by David Carment, Richard Nimijean, and Wojtek Gwiazda, Ottawa Citizen, March 2, 2021

COVID-19 is reconfiguring organized crime in Latin America and the Caribbean by Robert Muggah and Steven Dudley, Small Wars Journal, March 2, 2021

Lessons Learned from C4ISR and Beyond 2021 by Ron Lloyd, Vanguard, March 2, 2021

How is Nuclear Energy Like Immigration and Free Trade? by John Stewart, Max Bell School of Public Policy, March 1, 2021

Japan’s Indo-Pacific vision is a template for Canada by Stephen Nagy, The Japan Times, February 25, 2021

Government procurement and Biden’s Buy American policies: A way forward by Lawrence Herman, Macdonald-Laurier Institute, February 2021

In West Africa, Climate Change Equals Conflict by Robert Muggah, Foreign Policy, February 18, 2021

With an election looming, can Brazil finally confront its injustices? by Robert Muggah, Open Democracy, February 17, 2021

The latest case of police racism is yet another travesty of justice by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, February 17, 2021

4 Ways to build resilience to digital risks in the COVID-19 era by Robert Muggah and Rafal Rohozinski, World Economic Forum, February 16, 2021

China’s new inscrutability by Tim Dunne, The Hill Times, February 15, 2021

Stronger Together – Slovakia: A New Castle Strategy for 2021 by Roger Hilton, Institut Montaigne, February 15, 2021

In Brazil, QAnon Has a Distinctly Bolsonaro Flavor by Robert Muggah, Foreign Policy, February 10, 2021

Remembering George P. Schultz, ‘Friend to Canada’ by Colin Robertson, Policy Magazine, February 8, 2021

In defense of regulation by Charity Weeden and Greg Autry, Space News, February 8, 2021

The coup turns Myanmar’s fallen angel back into a freedom fighter by James Trottier, The Globe and Mail, February 4, 2021

Les menaces à la sécurité de l’Europe affectent les intérêts de sécurité américains en termes semblables (The threats to Europe’s security impact U.S. security interests in similar terms) par/by Benjamin Hautecouverture, Le Monde, February 4, 2021

Will the pandemic make Canada less attractive to newcomers? by Andrew Griffith and Howard Ramos, Policy Options, February 3, 2021

PHAC and Health Canada have not been assets in this pandemic by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, February 3, 2021

The Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline for Peace-building in the South Caucasus by Robert Cutler, Beyond The Horizon, February 1, 2021

Canadas lange kamp for multilateralismen (Canada’s long fight for multilateralism) par/by Jan Top Christensen, Undenrigs, January 2021

Pourtant, Nétanyahou n’est pas bête… (Yet, Netanyahou is not foolish) par/by Ferry de Kerckhove, La Presse+, January 31, 2021

Den skandaløse generalguvernør er sat på porten. Hvad så by, Canada? (The scandalour governor-general has been put at the gate. So what now, Canada?) by Jan Top Christensen, Pov.international, January 29, 2021

The governor general’s resignation offers an opportunity by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, January 27, 2021

Lessons from the Julie Payette affair? Even the governor general can be held accountable by Eugene Lang, Ottawa Citizen, January 25, 2021

Keystone XL is dead. Now comes the tough fight over compensation by Lawrence Herman, The Globe and Mail, January 24, 2021

In Joe Biden, “Yesterday’s Man’ is now the person for the moment – and that’s déjà vu for Canada by Peter Donolo, The Globe and Mail, January 22, 2021

Here’s how rising global risks will change our cities by Robert Muggah, World Economic Forum, January 21, 2021

Management consultants are the problem, not the solution by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, January 20, 2021

Canada should retaliate against Biden’s wrong-headed decision to cancel Keystone. Here’s how by Jack M. Mintz, Financial Post, January 20, 2021

How Canada can leverage Biden’s agenda as part of government relations reset by Colin Robertson, CBC News, January 19, 2021

What American allies will be watching for in Biden’s inaugural address by Colin Robertson, The Hill Times, January 18, 2021

EU’s in the spotlight, but Canada’s investment treaty with China still ties Ottawa’s hands for the next decade by Lawrence Herman, The Globe and Mail, January 14, 2021

Ready to Respond: The Electricity Sector and Evolving Cyber Threats by Leah Michalopulos, Canadian Electricity Association, January 14, 2021

Trade Policy Challenges: The Year Ahead by Lawrence Herman, CGAI, January 14, 2021

Bolsonaro Is Following Trump’s Anti-Democracy Playbook by Mark S. Cogan and Robert Muggah, Foreign Policy, January 14, 2021

Den canadiske regering skifter ud – er det forbere – delse til valg? (The Canadian government is changing – is it preparing – for elections?) by Mark S. Cogan and Jan Top Christensen, POV, January 14, 2021

Canada has a more even-handed role to play in the South Caucasus by Mark S. Cogan and Robert M. Cutler, The Hill Times, January 13, 2021

The Bye bye is a great Quebec tradition by Mark S. Cogan and Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, January 13, 2021

Winners And Losers As Afghan Peace Process Enters Its Endgame – Analysis by Mark S. Cogan and Stephen Nagy, Geopolitical Monitor, January 11, 2021

Why The Latest Cyberattacks Was Different by Robert Muggah, Foreign Policy, January 11, 2021

Vaccine roll-out critical to public confidence by Ross Fetterly, Frontline, January 10, 2021

What will become of Trump’s Canadian fan base? by Peter Donolo, Toronto Star, January 8, 2021

Canadians’ appetite for climate action growing, but beware of polarization by Monica Gattinger, The Hill Times, January 7, 2021

“Road Kill in a Game of Chicken”: China, Canada, and the United States by Christopher W. Bishop, Council on Foreign Relations, January 5, 2021

Arts and artists need a ‘new deal’ by Deanna Horton, The Hill Times, January 5, 2021

From annus horribilis to annus mirabilis? by Joseph Ingram, The Hill Times, January 5, 2021

The Second Karabakh War and Western Strategic Thinking by Robert Cutler, The Wilson Center, January 5, 2021

How the auto industry can help fight climate change by Brian Kingston, iPolitics, January 4, 2021

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