Society, Culture, and Security

Special Report: The Id, Individuality, and the Genesis of National Foreign Policy

Research analyst Anvesh Jain reflects on how the upbringing and identity of our leaders can shape the intimate contours of their foreign policy – the assumptions they make, the dogmas they hold, and the ingrained mental maps with which they approach the world and its variable challenges.

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Politique étrangère et multilatéralisme : quel rôle joue aujourd’hui le Canada sur la scène internationale ?

L’Association Canadienne pour l’OTAN a organisé le jeudi 26 novembre une discussion virtuelle à propos du role du Canada sur la scène internationale.  Le 17 juin dernier, le Canada n’a pas rassemblé les votes nécessaires à l’obtention d’un siège au Conseil de Sécurité de l’ONU, pour la deuxième fois en dix ans. Que cet évènement Read More…

China cyber security Cyber Security and Emerging Threats Emilio Angeles

A China Strategy Begins at Home: Foreign Interference Legislation in Canada

An effective China strategy should defend residents and Canadian citizens in Canada without inciting further ethnic and racial tensions. In the article, foreign interference legislation is explored as one policy option to accomplish these goals.

Security, Trade and the Economy

Will the Chinese Renminbi Replace the US Dollar as the International Currency?

The “rise of China” on the international stage is virtually an undisputed fact. Some even speak of China ‘eclipsing’ the United States as the preeminent world power. One element of this would likely involve the replacement of the U.S. dollar by the Renminbi as the international currency. But how likely is this scenario to play out? Lily Jia subjects this hypothesis to analytical rigour.

Security, Trade and the Economy Wu Xiao

Belt and Road Initiative: Understanding China’s Foreign Policy Strategy

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been a contentious topic in international affairs since it was announced by President Xi Jinping in 2013. The mega-project aiming to connect Central Asia, Europe, and Africa via economic trade routes has received mixed responses from the international community for its lofty goals. Despite criticism about the plan’s Read More…

Cyber Security and Emerging Threats Defence Spending Defense Diplomatic Relations Jayson Derow The United States of America

Securitizing US Foreign Policy: The Rise of Militarism in American Diplomacy

Although securitization has provided the US military a broader role and influence, Jayson Derow analyzes the resulting imbalance of resources and authority in US foreign policy management.