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.

2022 Articles

Francois Legault: the new Duplessis by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, October 5, 2022

US Pacific Islands Strategy: what lies beyond by Swaran Singh, Asia Times, September 30, 2022

Can weakened democracies survive global warming? by Joseph Ingram and Bernard Schutz, The Hill Times, September 28, 2022

The train is not what it used to be by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, September 28, 2022

India’s policy of multi-alignment tested amid ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict by Swaran Singh, Global Times, September 27, 2022

Chinese immigrant turned adversity into opportunity with advanced greenhouse operation by David Curtis Wright, Calgary Herald, September 25, 2022

Global development is a collective responsibility by Swaran Singh, Beijing Review, September 23, 2022

Is the Royal Family taxpayer-funded? Not exactly by Philippe Lagassé and Dale Smith, The Globe and Mail, September 21, 2022

The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star – Conferment Ceremony by Perrin Beatty, CGAI, August 4, 2022

Arctic security is being transformed by Ukrainian-Russian war by Robert Huebert, Troy Media, July 14, 2022

The online abuse and harassment of women in politics must stop by Heidi Tworek, The Georgia Straight, July 14, 2022

Abe’s legacy will endure in shaping the Indo-Pacific by Stephen Nagy, Asia Times, July 14, 2022

Nova Scotia is the ‘in’ place to be by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, July 13, 2022

The Awakening of Nato’s European Member states by Julian Lindley-French, Clingendael Spectator, July 12, 2022

The true legacy of Shinzo Abe’s foreign policy by Stephen Nagy, MLI, July 11, 2022

Path to Ukraine peace must go through Europe by David Carment, Asia Times, July 11, 2022

Canada’s ‘strategic procrastination’ strategy by Randolph Mank, Winnipeg Free Press, July 6, 2022

A Fit-for-Purpose Canadian Foreign Service: Top Ten Recommendations by Randolph Mank, CGAI, July 5, 2022

NATO’s Clint Eastwood Doctrine by Julian Lindey-French, The Lindey-French Analysis, July 5, 2022

The Bloody History of Canadian ‘peacekeeping’ by Jonah (feat. David J. Bercuson), Jonah in the Heart of Nineveh, July 4, 2022

Canada has pressing interests in the Indo-Pacific region. It’s time we started acting like it: Stephen Nagy in the Hub by Stephen Nagy, MLI, July 4, 2022

Strategic procrastination is Canada’s preferred Indo-Pacific strategy by Randolph Mank, Troy Media, June 30, 2022

Aligning values into an interest-based Canadian Indo-Pacific Strategy by Stephen Nagy, MLI, June 30, 2022

Rethinking Arctic security following the Ukrainian-Russian war by Rob Huebert, MLI, June 30, 2022

The possibilities and limits of Japan-NATO cooperation by Stephen Nagy, MLI, June 28, 2022

Passport delays risk undermining our trust in government by Andrew Griffith, Niagra Falls Review, June 27, 2022

A guide to creating a muscular Canadian foreign service by Randolph Mank, Troy Media, June 26, 2022

Madrid Summit in about a hundred words by Roger Hilton, Globsec, June 24, 2022

Diplomacy and Russia National Day by Colin Robertson,, June 22, 2022

Summits G7, NATO, Commonwealth by Colin Robertson,, June 22, 2022

Military Procurement Innovation Now by Ian Mack, CGAI, June 2022

Key allies want to know where Canada stands on China and Russia by Jeffery F. Collins, MLI, June 20, 2022

Denmark’s gunboat diplomacy over Hans Island a warning for future Arctic conflicts by Rob Huebert, MLI, June 20, 2022

BRICS Summit: expectations and groundbreaking trajectories by Swaran Singh, Global Times, June 19, 2022

The U.S-Russia standoff: implications for global security by David Carment, The Hill Times, June 16, 2022

Ukraine-Russia War: A prelude to a post-Western international order? by Stephen Nagy, Institute for Security & Development Policy, June, 2022

Ensuring Taiwan’s safety is for the global public good by Pam Frampton (feat. Stephen Nagy), MLI, June 17, 2022

Watch out, Canada’s warship program — there’s a boondoggle dead ahead by Pam Frampton (feat. Tom Ring), SaltWire, June 16, 2022

Disobedience: The Emergencies Act and the long erosion of the rule of law in Canada by Howard Anglin, National Post, June 13, 2022

Moises Naim Revenge of Power by Chris Varcoe Colin Robertson, Colin Robertson, June 11, 2022

Think energy costs are high? They're likely headed in one direction — up by Chris Varcoe Amrita Sen, Calgary Herald, June 11, 2022

Putin’s the great NATO by Julian Lindey-French, The Lindey-French Analysis, June 10, 2022

Vladimir Putin’s aggression against Ukraine has thrown China’s policy in a geo-political quagmire by Stephen Nagy, Modern Diplomacy, June 8, 2022

As the World Trade Organization Languishes, Tough Choices Lie Ahead by Lawrence Herman, CGAI, June 7, 2022

Taiwan, China and the Indo-Pacific by Stphen Nagy, Macdonald Laurier, June 7, 2022

The Time is Ripe for a Canada-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement by Stephen Nagy, Geopolitical Monitor, June 6, 2022

Taiwan, China and the Indo-Pacific by Andrew Caddell (feat. Colin Robertson), Colin Robertson, June 1, 2022

Premier Legault’s failed Anglo charm offensive by Andrew Caddell (feat. Andrew Caddell), The Hill Times, June 1, 2022

Canada is right to be worried about the Right-Wing unraveling of the United States by Thom Hartman (feat. Thomas Juneau), Common Dreams, May 31, 2022

Breaking Russia’s UN Veto: What the General Assembly Can Do That the Security Council Can’t by Robert Hage, CGAI, May 31, 2022

Opinion: Why Won Alexander Cumyow is the best candidate for the new $5 bill by David Curtis Wright, Calgary Herald, May 28, 2022

Missed communication: the military and loss of public trust by Brett Boudreau, The Hill Times, May 27, 2022

The news is not necessarily 'history on the run' by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, May 25, 2022

Defence and Security Studies May 24 - 'What is North Korea Up To Now?' by James Trottier, RCMI Toronto, May 24, 2022

The ideals and principles that proved Jason Kenney's undoing by Howard Anglin, CBC, May 20, 2022

Parlamentsvalget indvarsler nye tider i Libanon – måske (Parliamentary elections herald new times in Lebanon – perhaps) by Jan Top Christensen, Globalnyt, May 19, 2022

Whether men should have a voice in abortion or not, there are emotional consequences to the decision by Tom Keenan, Calgary Herald, May 14, 2022

Marginalized or Pivotal Middle Power? Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategic Choice by Stephen Nagy and Phar Kim Beng, Geopolitical Monitor, May 13, 2022

Humanitarian food security shipping corridor needed to Ukraine by Ted Bilyea and John Gruetzner, The Hill Times, May 5, 2022

Get used to it, Monsieur Legault: English is the international language by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, May 4, 2022

Are the Russians winning the energy war? by Ann Fitz-Gerald and Ron Wallace, Financial Post, April 29, 2022

Tigrayans Fleeing the TPLF: Their Opinions Ignored within Today’s Most Misunderstood War by Ann Fitz-Gerald and Hugh Segal, CGAI, April 27, 2022

Guy Lafleur’s death has united Quebecers in grief by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, April 27, 2022

Putin must be held to account by Joseph Ingram, iPolitics, April 26, 2022

The Impact of the Ukraine Crisis on NATO 2030. by Julian Lindley-French, The Lindley-French Analysis, April 26, 2022

How the government used the pandemic to sharply increase immigration by Andrew Griffith, Policy Options, April 25, 2022

Economic headwinds and a chance of slower growth: What the forecast holds for China’s Belt and Road Initiative by Stephen Nagy, Macdonald-Laurier Institute, April 22, 2022

Is Canada abandoning collective security in favour of a new isolationism? by Rob Huebert, Policy Options, April 22, 2022

At 40, the Charter is taking an undeserved beating by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, April 20, 2022

An unexpected energy revolution arrives by Ron Wallace, Kingston This Week, April 13, 2022

Did Chrystia Freeland just commit Canada to Russian regime change? by Rob Huebert, National Post, April 13, 2022

The loss of Abbot Pass Hut is heartbreaking by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, April 13, 2022

The global energy transition confronts East vs West reakpolitik: Why energy security matters by Jack Mintz and Ron Wallace, Macdonald-Laurier Institute, April 12, 2022

Radical Right in Canada and their Views on Immigration by Dur-e Aden, Harney Program Blog, April 11, 2022

A Cold War Turns Hot: What Needs to Happen Now? by Colin Robertson, Policy Magazine, April 11, 2022

Coaches, not politicians, are our society’s best leaders by Howard Anglin, The Hub, April 11, 2022

Budget 2022 comes ‘nowhere close’ the Liberals’ lofty rhetoric on defence spending by Jeffrey F. Collins, Global News, April 8, 2022

2 prime ministers named Trudeau, 2 minority governments — and 2 very different budgets by Howard Anglin, Global News, April 8, 2022

Energy And Climate In The Federal Budget — Room For Optimism, But Devil Will Be In The Details And Implementation by Monica Gattinger, Daily Oil Bulletin, April 8, 2022

Why a new Quebec anglo-rights party is being contemplated by Andrew Caddell, Montreal Gazette, April 7, 2022

War in Ukraine will not fray Indo-Pacific strategy by Stephen Nagy and Phar Kim Beng, The Jakarta Post, April 7, 2022

Russia’s still not coming for Canada in the Arctic by Adam Lajeunesse, Saltwire, April 6, 2022

In dangerous times, we need bold defence decisions by Gray Shanahan and Jeffrey F. Collins, The Hill Times, April 6, 2022

Hitting a milestone prompts a reflection by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, April 6, 2022

When it comes to zero-emissions vehicles, Canada is pushing the wrong policies by Brian Kingston, The Globe and Mail, April 5, 2022

While the West unites on Russia, the WTO stands on the sidelines by Lawrence Herman, The Globe and Mail, April 4, 2022

Ottawa’s Emissions Reductions Plan Missing Key Ingredients For Success by Monica Gattinger, Daily Oil Bulletin, March 30, 2022

Bill 96 was an ugly piece of legislation, now it’s even uglier by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, March 30, 2022

The Russian invasion shows how digital technologies have become involved in all aspects of war by Heidi Tworek et al., The Conversation, March 28, 2022

No more delusions – Canada needs to do more for global energy security by Dennis McConaghy, Calgary Herald, March 28, 2022

Canada is helping stabilize Iraq. We should renew our mission by Thomas Juneau and Bessma Momani, Policy Options, March 28, 2022

A defence budget increase will need a policy rethink by Thomas Juneau, The Globe and Mail, March 25, 2022

Canadians increasingly want government to meet climate targets, even if it means higher energy prices, polls suggest by Monica Gattinger and Nik Nanos, The Hill Times, March 23, 2022

Canada is not a mere ‘convenor’ and never was by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, March 23, 2022

Digital governance is key to a successful Indo-Pacific strategy by Deanna Horton, iPolitics, March 22, 2022

L’Ukraine peut encore éviter le pire (Ukraine can avoid the worst) pay/by Jocelyn Coulon, L’Aut’Journal, March 22, 2022

The Liberals' continued policy of doing as little as possible for Ukraine by Rob Huebert, National Post, March 21, 2022

The missing Indo-Pacific player by Stephen Nagy, Macdonald-Laurier Institute, March 21, 2022

Let’s stop pretending Canada isn’t at war in Ukraine by David Carment and Dani Belo , Policy Options, March 18, 2022

To truly support our allies, Canada needs a C.D. Howe moment by Rona Ambrose, Frank McKenna, Colin Robertson, The Globe and Mail, March 18, 2022

Canada needs to swiftly beef up NATO engagement by Jan Top Christensen, The Hill Times, March 17, 2022

Russia or the West? Which way China tilts will have seismic geopolitical consequences by Stephen Nagy, The Hub, March 17, 2022

The Invasion of Ukraine, the Return of Great Power Competition, and the Fragmentation of Globalisation by Stephen Nagy, Australian Outlook, March 17, 2022

Canada and others have a duty to protect the skies over Ukraine by Hugh Segal, Toronto Star, March 16, 2022

St. Patrick’s Day is a time for contemplation by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, March 16, 2022

Juno Beach Centre is under attack by Robert Hage, iPolitics, March 15, 2022

Canada has neglected its national security for too long by Thomas Juneau and Vincent Rigby, The Globe and Mail, March 14, 2022

Will Energy Security Unite Or Divide Canadians? by John Maxwell Hamilton and Monica Gattinger, Daily Oil Bulletin, March 14, 2022

Propaganda Still a Pernicious Tool of War by John Maxwell Hamilton and Heidi Tworek, RealClearPolitics, March 14, 2022

The Ukraine Crisis: Is Economic Warfare the Road to Ruin by David Carment and Dani Belo, The Institute for Peace and Diplomacy, March 14, 2022

What the Indo-Pacific sees in Ukraine by Stephen Nagy, Pacific Forum, March 2022

Comment l’Ukraine a abandonné son arsenal nucléaire (How Ukraine gave up its nuclear arsenal) par/by Benjamin Hautecouverture, La Croix, March 14, 2022

Is America’s strategic goal the isolation and collapse of Russia? by David Carment and Dani Belo, Toronto Star, March 14, 2022

Energy security cannot be taken for granted anymore by Kevin Birn, Calgary Herald, March 12, 2022

Russian Irredentism: Killing Kin to Save the Kin by Steve Saideman, The Duck of Minerva, March 11, 2022

Supply Chain Resilience in the Indo-Pacific Region: Why It Matter for Canada? by Stephen Nagy, iAffairs, March 11, 2022

Re-imagining Canadian defence and security by Brett Boudeau, Policy Options, March 10, 2022

Beijing and the inconvenient truth about the Russian business pull-out by Stephen Nagy, The Japan Times, March 10, 2022

Is Ukraine a harbinger of things to come, or can we do better? by Joseph Ingram, iPolitics, March 9, 2022

Pourquoi Vladimir Poutine brandit la menace de l’arme nucléaire (Why Vladimir Putin brandishes the nuclear bomb) par/by Benjamin Hautecouverture Le Figaro, March 9, 2022

History is a good antidote to disinformation about Ukraine by Heidi Tworek Ottawa Citizen, March 7, 2022

Mon cher Vladimir (My dear Vladimir) par/by Ferry de Kerckhove La Presse +, March 4, 2022

Governments sometimes don’t grasp human nature, and that’s a problem by Andrew Caddell The Hill Times, March 3, 2022

Canada’s Capacity to Engage: Tough Questions to Ask and Hard Answers to Address by Hugh Segal CGAI, March 3, 2022

The democracies need to push back hard by Colin Robertson The Financial Post, March 1, 2022

Making the USMCA work requires careful political commitment: It’s not happening yet by John Weekes Brookings, February 28, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: Will ASEAN Matter? by Phar Kim Beng and Stephen Nagy The Jakarta Post, February 28, 2022

Defending Ukraine requires a Commitment to a Free and Open Rules-based Order by Stephen Nagy Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, February 28, 2022

A Note About the Sanctions Against Russia by Lawrence Herman CGAI, February 28, 2022

Global Energy Realities Confront Net Zero by Ron Wallace CGAI, February 25, 2022

Crafting a durable US Indo-Pacific Econmoic Framework Requires Two-Way Buy-In by Stephen Nagy 9 Dash Line, February 24, 2022

Retrouver le chemin de la négociation (Getting back on the negotiating track) par/by Jocelyn Coulon Le Devoir, February 23, 2022

The law must apply equally to all, or it will be held in contempt by Andrew Caddell The Hill Times, February 23, 2022

Global Tremors: Immediate Reaction to Russian Recognition of #DPR and #LPR by Roger Hilton Globsec, February 22, 2022

In our cashless society, we need to take digital jail seriously by Howard Anglin The Hub, February 22, 2022

China risks food insecurity by backing Putin's designs on Ukraine by John Gruetzner iPolitics, February 22, 2022

The mixed legacy of the 2022 Beijing Olympics by Stephen Nagy The Japan Times, February 22, 2022

Don’t discount potential for Ukraine-Russia tensions to go nuclear by Julie Clark The Hill Times, February 21, 2022

Biden’s White House will fight hard against Alberta’s $1.3 billion Keystone XL pipeline lawsuit by Lawrence Herman The Globe and Mail, February 21, 2022

Ministerial mandate letters: Another nail in the coffin of cabinet government by Eugene Lang Policy Options, February 15, 2022

Canada critical to helping ensure global supply chain security by Stephen Nagy The Japan Times, February 15, 2022

Both comfort and creepy technology being developed in health field by Tom Keenan Calgary Herald, February 12, 2022

Former Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on the current border crisis by Roger Hilton Toronto Star, February 11, 2022

Canadian politicians were warned in 2019 about extremist fundraising online by Heidi Tworek Toronto Star, February 8, 2022

For whom is Ukraine a bigger dilemma, the West or Putin? by Joseph Ingram iPolitics, February 9, 2022

We can’t ignore the lessons of the Ottawa occupation by Andrew Caddell The Hill Times, February 9, 2022

The contradictions of the authoritarian Olympic ceremony by Stephen Nagy The Japan Times, February 8, 2022

The Linear Granularity and Muscular Diplomacy of the Japan-Australia Reciprocal Access Agreement by Stephen Nagy and Phar Kim Beng Australian Outlook, February 4, 2022

Will Canada finally take a stand against China’s totalitarian use of tech? by Kyle Matthews Macdonald-Laurier Institute, February 3, 2022

The Korean Peninsula – Peace Favours the Bold by John Gruetzner The CIC, February 2, 2022

To keep the peace, NATO must be ready to fight the wars by Julian Lindley-French iPolitics, February 2, 2022

The MOU says everything you need to know about the truckers protest by Andrew Caddell The Hill Times, February 2, 2022

Are Canada’s Armed Forces too small? by Hugh Segal and Bianca Mugyenyi Toronto Star, January 29, 2022

Ukraine standoff – Europe has an opportunity to regain control over its own security by David Carment and Dani Belo Ottawa Citizen, January 28, 2022

Canada is missing opportunities in the threat against Ukraine by David Carment and Dani Belo iPolitics, January 27, 2022

Biden’s first year : A mirage of gender parity by Lindsay Rodman The Hill, January 26, 2022

Fox News’ Favorite Economic Pundit Ain’t Joe Manchin. It’s Somebody Even Worse by Joseph Ingram Common Dreams, January 26, 2022

Liberals’ Defence Procurement Canada is still worth a look by Jeffrey Collins The Hill Times, January 26, 2022

National Security and Intelligence committee must return to work by Hugh Segal, Ann Fitz-Gerald, Kent Roach, and Wesley Wark iPolitics, January 26, 2022

Graham Fraser’s new work reminds us of Canada’s crisis in the 1960s by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, January 26, 2022

NORAD Modernization: Next Steps? by Troy Bouffard and Adam Lajeunesse Vanguard, January 24, 2022

Canada can do more to support the U.S. in their special relationship by Deanna Horton and Roy Norton, The Globe and Mail, January 24, 2022

A Chance for a Democratic Revival by Heidi Tworek and Alicia Wanless, Politico, January 21, 2022

Time for Transparency From Digital Platforms, But What Does That Really Mean? by Heidi Tworek and Alicia Wanless, Lawfare, January 20, 2022

Japan-Australia Cooperation: Middle Powers Rising in the Indo-Pacific by Stephen Nagy and Phar Kim Beng, Geopolitical Monitor, January 19, 2022

Anti-vaxxers are doing no one any good by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, January 19, 2022

Licensing Labyrinth: Regulators Must Support Access to Spectrum for On-Orbit Servicing by Charity Weeden, Via Satellite, January 18, 2022

On Ukraine, let’s not forget what history teaches us about appeasement by David Collenette and Hugh Segal, The Globe and Mail, January 18, 2022

Why we need to protect Canada’s sovereignty in the Far North by Leah West, Stephanie Carvin, and Jeff Collins, Macdonald-Laurier Institute, January 17, 2022

National security can’t become a tool of partisan feuding by Leah West, Stephanie Carvin, and Thomas Juneau, The Globe and Mail, January 12, 2022

Six decades later, we are overdue for a study of the public service by Andrew Caddell, The Hill Times, January 12, 2022

American Democracy is Stronger Than its Enemies by Colin Robertson, Policy Magazine, January 4, 2022

Canada rolls the dice and engages Congress on subsidies for zero-emission vehicles by Roy Norton, The Hill Times, January 4, 2022

The tyranny of the unvaccinated minority by George Petrolekas, Ottawa Life Magazine, January 3, 2022


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