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

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

Interview with CADSI: Representing Canada in the UAE IDEX by Brett Boudreau, Frontline Defence, 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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A Discussion with Canadian Space SMEs

March 22, 2019

(feat. David Perry, Colin Robertson, Ewan Reid, Stewart Bain, Nadeem Ghafoor, and Froduald Kabanza)

A Conversation with Swiss Ambassador to Canada Beat Nobs

March 11, 2019

(feat. Colin Robertson and Beat Nobs)


Canada and the World, Ep. 33: How does the world see Canada?

by Bessma Momani (feat. Stephen Saideman), OpenCanada, March 22, 2019

Canada’s 2019 budget slim on hard power Arctic commitments, experts say

by Levon Sevunts (feat. Rob Huebert), Radio-Canada International, March 22, 2019

China to use first atomic icebreaker as test for future nuclear aircraft carriers

by Malte Humpert (feat. Rob Huebert), High North News, March 22, 2019

‘We’re not getting it’: Liberals sprinkle $700 million in Arctic but a strategic plan remains elusive

by Naomi Powell and Gabriel Friedman (feat. Hugh Stephens), Financial Post, March 22, 2019

Alberta finds that playing OPEC isn’t easy as oil gets too pricey

by Robert Tuttle (feat. Kevin Birn), Bloomberg, March 22, 2019

Among false claims, Trump attacked McCain for failing veterans

by Quil Lawrence (feat. Lindsay Rodman), WBUR News, March 21, 2019

A school shooting in Brazil, complicates Bolsonaro’s push to ease gun laws

by The Editors (feat. Robert Muggah), World Politics Review, March 21, 2019


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