The Think Tank
ESSAYS, INTERVIEWS, AND GRAPHICS
The End of the Road
Stephen Blank on how Washington’s highway funding crisis threatens the North American economy.
Responding to Tragedy: Malaysia Airlines MH17
Jeremy Kinsman on what the Flight MH17 crash means for the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
The Ongoing Evolution of Arctic International Relations
Robert Murray on the complexities of circumpolar politics and the scholars seeking to understand them.
Arctic Sovereignty: Fear and Loathing Over Santa’s Workshop
Jeremy Kinsman on Canada's strained relationship with Russia in the Arctic.
Principles and Prejudice
Values have been at the core of Canadian foreign policy under both Conservative and Liberal governments. Where Harper's policy goes wrong is in its lack of clarity, consistency, and effectiveness, argues Gerd Schönwälder.
High Tension on the High Seas
China is feuding with its neighbours in the South China Sea. Is accommodation possible? By Meredith Kravitz.
Using the Internet to Save Lives in Iran
An interview with human rights activist Maryam Nayeb Yazdi about her efforts to stop executions in Iran.
How the World Bank Got Over the Curse of Knowledge
An interview with Aleem Walji, Director of the World Bank’s Innovation Labs.
Canada’s Selective Approach to Development
An interview with Ian Smillie about the paternalism and commercial interests that underlie Canada's recent aid initiatives.
Videos and Graphics
The Green Energy Gap
While the consumption of renewable energy is growing, the world still has a long way to go if it wants to phase out fossil fuels.
The Burgeoning Business of International Education
The benefits of cross-border education go beyond the fees that international students pay. It is increasingly a way for a country to project itself on the world stage. This graphic breaks down the flow of international students and where Canada fits in.
Democracy vs. Freedom
How many people in the world have the vote? How many people are free? We crunch the numbers in this graphic.