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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.

2020 Articles

The role of the WHO in this crisis has been tarnished by politics by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, April 8, 2020

The fiasco involving the USS Roosevelt is bad news for global security by Matthew Fisher, National Post, April 8, 2020

Jay Rankin on COVID-19: We need more troops at home to prepare for the double whammy of natural disasters and coronavirus by Jay Rankin, National Post, April 6, 2020

Voyage en Asie du Sud: réflexions d’un ancien fonctionnaire (Travel in South Asia: reflections from a former public servant) par/by Ferry de Kerckhove, GERAC, April 5, 2020

How the coronavirus crisis is bad news for Canada’s military budget by Matthew Fisher, Global News, April 2, 2020

This pandemic must be understood, not feared, and that’s why good data is crucial by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, April 1, 2020

Does the coronavirus contain a silver lining? by Joseph Ingram, The Hill Times, April 1, 2020

COVID-19: As China Recovers, Will Its Economy Follow? by Stephen Nagy, The Diplomat, March 30, 2020

Why Donald Trump’s coronavirus border plan is much ado about nothing by Matthew Fisher (feat. D. Michael Day), Global News, March 29, 2020

Viral Inequality by Robert Muggah and Ian Goldin, Project Syndicate, March 27, 2020

The world before this coronavirus and after cannot be the same by Robert Muggah and Ian Goldin, The Conversation, March 27, 2020

‘Eerie’ absence of air travel amid coronavirus has repercussions on economy by Matthew Fisher, Global News, March 25, 2020

We should be inspired by the ‘greatest generation’ to pull together by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, March 25, 2020

Pandemia de coronavirus demanda resposta global contundente (Coronavirus pandemic demands strong response) by Jonathan Gravel and Robert Muggah, Noticias 24, March 24, 2020

Front-line medical providers need Justin Trudeau to invoke the Emergency Act by Jonathan Gravel and Matthew Lombard, The Star, March 23, 2020

How Switzerland ended up with the second-highest coronavirus infection rate in the world par/by Matthew Fisher, Global News, March 22, 2020

Le Canada et la Chine: une relation normale ? (Canada and China: a normal relation?) par/by Ferry de Kerckhove, CIPS Blog, March 22, 2020

For the G20 project – and multilateralism itself – the coronavirus is an existential threat by Colin Robertson, The Globe and Mail, March 22, 2020

Canadian Armed Forces prep coronavirus response plan, but no request got help yet by Matthew Fisher, Global News, March 20, 2020

Canada-U.S. border closure may be necessary but will bring additional economic pain by Meredith Lilly, Ottawa Citizen, March 19, 2020

China’s Coronavirus Victory? by Christopher Bishop, CIPS Blog, March 18, 2020

Is the “business Liberal” extinct? by Eugene Lang, Policy Options, March 18, 2020

We must all survive and eventually prosper again by George Petrolekas, Ottawa Life Magazine, March 18, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads, the war of words between Beijing and Washington helps no one by Matthew Fisher, Global News, March 18, 2020

How cities around the world are handling COVID-19 – and why we need to measure their preparedness by Robert Muggah and Rebecca Katz, World Economic Forum, March 17, 2020

The world needs leaders right now, but it has Trump, Xi and Putin instead by Matthew Fisher, Global News, March 15, 2020

Coronavirus closes the curtain on the globe by Matthew Fisher, Global News, March 12, 2020

Crisis exposes China’s institutional problems by Stephen R. Nagy, The Japan Times, March 12, 2020

Japan silently marks 75th anniversary of the devastating Tokyo bombing by Matthew Fisher, Global News, March 10, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak tests China’s president Xi Jinping by Matthew Fisher, Global News, March 8, 2020

Donald Trump’s Taliban peace deal leaves out Afghanistan government and NATO by Matthew Fisher, Global News, March 5, 2020

How reducing inequality will make our cities safer by Robert Muggah and Sameh Wahba, World Economic Forum, March 2, 2020

How the coronavirus has changed daily life in Asia by Matthew Fisher, Global News, March 1, 2020

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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