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Potential Liability for Crowdsourced Disaster Response Groups

Sep 27, 2011
Volunteer and technical communities organize to create and build tools that collect, search and organize data coming from crisis areas. These crowdsourcing groups have effectively responded to a variety of disasters, including the Haitian and Chilean earthquakes, the Japanese tsunami and the gulf oil spill.

Uncle Sam and the Saudi Split

Sep 26, 2011
Why is the House of Saud risking its hard-won relationship with Washington over the Palestine statehood issue? Senior Scholar David Ottaway examines this recent tension.

The Cold War in East Asia: 1945-1991 is reviewed in Frontline

Sep 26, 2011
The Cold War in East Asia: 1945-1991 by Tsuyoshi Hasegawa is reviewed in Frontline by A.G. Noorani.

Buy American provisions will hurt North America’s economic competitiveness

Sep 26, 2011
The proposed American Jobs Act contains Buy American measures that will not only hurt Canadian manufacturers and suppliers, but will hurt the economic competitiveness of both Canada and the United States according to Public Policy Scholar Laura Dawson and Paul Frazer, co-chair of the Canada Institute's Advisory Board.