The Think Tank
ESSAYS, INTERVIEWS, AND GRAPHICS
Seeking Traction in Africa
David Black responds to David J. Hornsby's proposal for a new Canada-Africa engagement strategy and asks whether anyone is prepared to listen to calls to prioritize Africa.
The Agriculture Innovation Challenge
The larger the global population grows, the more important innovation in the agriculture sector becomes. But that won't happen without greater investment and leadership at home and abroad, argues Diana Carney.
Reacting to China’s ADIZ
David S. McDonough offers an alternative take on the United States' reaction to China's "air defence identification zone" over the East China sea.
The Best in the World, For Better or Worse
South Korea scored high on the OECD PISA ranking, but Jean-Frédéric Légaré-Tremblay finds its students are paying a steep price for success.
Sovereign Wealth Failure?
While other countries have created sovereign wealth funds to collect resource revenue, Canada has failed to do so. Matt Gouett outlines how successive governments have avoided proper fiscal management of our natural resource wealth.
Lost in Rwanda’s Shadow, Burundi Struggles On
The challenges facing Rwanda's "false twin" are also an opportunity to lead the global development agenda from behind, argues Katrin Wittig.
CSR Norms: From Principle to Practice
Dr. John Ruggie spearheaded the UN's effort to transform the relationship between business and human rights. OpenCanada spoke to Ruggie about the evolution of global CSR norms and the road ahead.
What’s Holding Europe Back?
Many are wondering when or if the Eurozone will shake off the recession. OECD Chief Economist and Deputy Secretary-General Pier Carlo Padoan explains why achieving higher sustainable growth defies simple solutions.
Smart Collective Action in the Digital Age
The darker side of digital technology is dominating the headlines these days but is it really all bad news? Clive Thompson doesn't think so.
Videos and Graphics
More Bang For Your Education Buck
We follow the money by comparing average spending per student with how well those students performed in mathematics on the 2012 PISA ranking.
We map out the regional responsibilities of each member of the Five Eyes intelligence network.
How To Dismantle a Chemical Weapon
One month in, the task of destroying Syria's chemical weapons is on schedule. In this infographic, we take a closer look at what is involved.