Open trade and global markets have changed the way both legitimate and illegitimate businesses operate. With the intensification of cross-border movement, an international commitment is needed to disrupt and deter the transfer of illegal goods. The focus of the introductory part of this report is to understand the influence of the growing illicit tobacco market and the impact it has on global security and stability.
Why Canada and its partners need to focus on defining, mitigating and managing – not eliminating – terrorism.
(Aug 2009) CDFAI Fellow, Colin Robertson describes how the Canadian banking system and good government initiatives have helped the nation weather the economic recession and garner the rare distinction as the only country in the industrialized world that has not faced a single bank failure, nor called for bailouts or government intervention in financial and mortgage sectors. CDFAI is now called the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.
According to a “Secret” Canada Border Services Agency report filed in Federal Court, the Kandasamy temple, in east-end Toronto, is controlled by the World Tamil Movement, which is on the Canadian government’s list of terrorist organizations.
(Dec 2010) This report Summarizes relevant group-based, activity-based and country-based money laundering and terrorist activity financing issues. It alerts readers to new developments that could possibly be exploited for money laundering or terrorist activity financing purposes in Canada.
(Jan 2010) As crude oil prices climbed back over US$80.00 per barrel during 2009 (after the dramatic spike to $147 and subsequent collapse to $35) U.S. politicians and regulators knew who to blame.
(Sept 2009) Issued by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum, this year's Report profiles a total of 133 economies, providing the most comprehensive assessment of its kind, with an extensive section of data tables and global rankings covering over 100 indicators.
(May 2009) Recent conflicts have featured innovative approaches to communications intelligence, which include utilizing civilian telephone networks to achieve tactical and psychological objectives. The 'cell war' between the IDF and Hamas is indicative of an ongoing global struggle between asymmetrical insurgents and state actors to control large-scale telecommunications structures.
(Jan 2009) Grim descriptions of the long‐term consequences of climate change have given the impression that the climate impacts from greenhouse gases threaten long‐ term economic growth. However, the impact of climate change on the global economy is likely to be quite small over the next 50 years. Severe impacts even by the end of the century are unlikely. The greatest threat that climate change poses to long‐term economic growth is from potentially excessive near‐term mitigation efforts.
Economic security promotes happiness, and is beneficial for growth and social stability. This is a central finding of a new ILO report, which attempts for the first time to measure social and economic security of individuals and countries around the world.