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Governance of Regional Transit Systems

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Jul 28, 2014
After reviewing the history, structure, and challenges of three regional transit agencies in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Toronto, this report examines the governance arrangements of each in relation to widely accepted principles of good governance. more
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Who Owns the Arctic Video Series

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Jul 23, 2014
Tensions over security, access, and environmental impacts in the Arctic are rising. While members of the Arctic Council (Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, the United States) assert their established rights under new circumstances, an increasing number of non-Arctic states (including China, Korea, Japan, and Singapore) seek an active role in the region. In this video series, "Who Owns the Arctic?" an international panel of experts describes why one of the world’s coldest environments is becoming a hot topic. more

Canada Must Diversify its Energy Pitch to U.S.

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Jul 18, 2014
"In addition to touting the benefits of the Keystone XL pipeline, Canadians should do more to talk up the benefits of their hydropower potential," writes Andrew Finn. more

Canada and the United States: Differences that Count

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Jul 14, 2014
Why do United States and Canada—while so close and seemingly so similar—remain different in so many ways? A new volume titled Canada and the United States: Differences that Count, edited by Canada Institute Director David N. Biette and David M. Thomas, looks at the similarities and differences between the two countries to help us learn from one another's experiences. more
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Who Owns The Arctic Part 7: Regional or Global Resource?

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Jul 11, 2014
The Arctic is a nearly pristine environment containing vast resources that are attracting a growing number of non-Arctic nations. And questions about the changing nature of the region present challenges to our understanding of how to best approach a fragile ecosystem. Are the questions and challenges surrounding the Arctic regional or global in nature. Willy Østreng shares his thoughts during the final installment of our series, “Who Owns The Arctic?” more

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