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

Why Canada shouldn't agree to swap Meng Wanzhou for the two Canadian prisoners in China by Hugh Stephens, The Financial Post, December 11, 2019

Canada is rich – and cheap by Eugene Lang, The Globe and Mail, December 9, 2019

Commentary: Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor have been in a Chinese jail for one year by Matthew Fisher, Global News, December 8, 2019

Rasiulis: Normandy Summit could be a roadmap to peace between Russia, Ukraine by Andrew P. Rasiulis, Ottawa Citizen, December 8, 2019

Causes and results of recent North Korea-US negotiations by James Trottier, CIPS Blog, December 3, 2019

Infighting among members weakens NATO alliance by Matthew Fisher, Global News, December 1, 2019

David J. Bercuson: Russia set to dominate the Arctic unless Canada acts quickly to address shipping concerns. by David J. Bercuson, National Post, November 28, 2019

Canada has plenty to gain from upping its defence spending by Colin Robertson, NAFTA, Trade, Defence and the US Relationship, November 27, 2019

Canada’s new foreign minister must figure out how to deal with China by Matthew Fisher, Global News, November 24, 2019

Three ominous policy challenges await Canada’s new Parliament by Matthew Fisher, Global News, November 14, 2019

Military justice system remains intact by David J. Bercuson, Legion Magazine, November 13, 2019

How the Berlin Wall, the most vile symbol of the Cold War, fell 30 years ago by Matthew Fisher, Global News, November 9, 2019

Key Drivers in US-North Korea Relations by James Trottier, Centre for International Policy Studies Blog, November 7, 2019

Content Piracy as Hybrid Warfare by Hugh Stephens, Hugh Stephens Blog, November 4, 2019

Why did Canada send a team to the military world game in China? by Matthew Fisher, Global News, November 3, 2019

The Trudeaus and Western Alienation by Eugene Lang, Policy Options, November 1, 2019

Canada's weakened government faces tough choices over China by Philip Calvert, Nikkei Asian Review, November 1, 2019

Lessons learned from a nasty, unpredictable campaign by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, October 23, 2019

Implications of the 2019 federal elections by Ferry de Kerckhove (feat. Alan Stephenson), Frontline, October 22, 2019

No War, No Peace: Healing the World’s Violent Societies by Rachel Leinfeld and Robert Muggah, Carnegie Europe, October 14, 2019

Canada needs to plan ways to meet China’s military challenge by Matthew Fisher, Global News, October 13, 2019

China does not have to be Canada’s only partner in Asia by Matthew Fisher, Global News, October 7, 2019

Bringing the navy up to date by David J. Bercuson, Legion Magazine, October 4, 2019

Canada cannot cut foreign aid. We’re already not doing enough by Colin Robertson, Globe and Mail, October 2, 2019

Canadian party leaders agree on one thing — how little they have to say on foreign policy by Matthew Fisher, Global News, October 1, 2019

Cities are easy prey for cybercriminals. Here's how they can fight back by Robert Muggah and Marc Goodman, World Economic Forum, September 30, 2019

As the nuclear arms race heats up, Canada’s got a critical role to play by Michael W. Manulak, Policy Options, September 16, 2019

Recession Risk is a Taboo Subject for Election Campaigns by Eugene Lang, Policy Options, September 11, 2019

It Is Time To Place Energy At The Heart Of The U.S.-Europe Security Relationship by Ike Brannon and Eric Miller, Forbes, September 10, 2019

Canadian Peacekeepers returning home from Mali feeling under utilized by Matthew Fisher, Canadian Global Affairs Institute, September 9, 2019

Canadian government needs to have a more unified China strategy across all domains including innovation and research direction by Amy Karam, The Hill Times, September 9, 2019

What happened to Canada’s goal of restoring our role on the world stage? by Jocelyn Coulon, The Globe and Mail, September 3, 2019

As Hong Kong’s protesters fight for Western ideals, the West shows how disconnected it has become by Eric Miller, The Globe and Mail, August 29, 2019

G7 leaders in France urged to present united front on Hong Kong by Murray Bewster (feat. Colin Robertson), CBC News, August 26, 2019

The 'Jihadi Jack' debate: Who has a right to come back to Canada? by Chris Hall (feat. Kyle Matthews), The House, CBC Radio, August 24, 2019

Amazon fires: the world's lungs are filling with smoke by Robert Muggah, The Sydney Morning Herald, August 22, 2019

Canada's servicemen and women no longer well-served by Ottawa by Tim Dunne, The Chronicle Herald, August 21, 2019

A tougher Canada is needed for the new world order by Randolph Mank, Policy Options, August 19, 2019

As champions of liberty and democracy, G7 leaders must speak out on Hong Kong by Colin Robertson, The Global and Mail, August 19, 2019

More ‘likes’ for defence and security issues: engaging young audiences by Roger Hilton, NATO Review, August 14, 2019

Can Newfoundland and Labrador attract immigrants if they don't feel welcome? by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, August 7, 2019

Parties competing over values, not substance, in foreign policy platforms by David Carment and Richard Nimijean, The Hill Times, August 7, 2019

Without Improved Transparency, Platform Regulation Is a Pipe Dream by Heidi Tworek, CIGI, July 25, 2019

Internet Governance Can't Be Divorced from Infrastructure Governance by Heidi Tworek, CIGI, July 23, 2019

Cabinet needs to take responsibility for cleaning up the fighter procurement mess by Al Stephenson, iPolitics, July 25, 2019

Is it Time for a Canadian as NATO SecGen? Yes by Tim Dunne, Frontline Defence, July 25, 2019

Is it Time for a Canadian as NATO SecGen? No by Brett Boudreau, Frontline Defence, July 25, 2019

Return to peacekeeping ends quietly by David Bercuson, Legion Magazine, July 19, 2019

'Good enough' global cooperation is key to our survival by Robert Muggah, World Economic Forum, July 17, 2019

Minister's rhetoric masks reality of misguided project rules by Ron Wallace and Colleen Collins, Calgary Herald, July 13, 2019

Trudeau’s precarious hold on the Liberal foreign policy agenda by David Carment and Richard Nimijean, iPolitics, July 9, 2019

The rise of Boris Johnson reinforces populist narratives. Will Canada follow suit? by Eugene Lang, Ottawa Citizen, July 9, 2019

After Trump and Kim’s DMZ parley, where will the roadshow head next? by James Trottier, The Globe and Mail, July 2, 2019

How China’s sponge cities are preparing for sea-level rise by Robert Muggah, World Economic Forum, June 28, 2019

Putin and Camouflage Diplomacy by Ferry de Kerckhove, IEFA Magazine, June 27, 2019

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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