Indo-Pacific and NATO

The Luring of the Indo-Pacific: Can NATO formulate a collective regional strategy for its members?

In this article, Junior Research Fellow Andrew Erskine explores the unilateral Indo-Pacific strategy of four major powers in NATO and how they pose a challenge for NATO in developing a collective strategy for the region.

Indo-Pacific and NATO

Oh QUAD what are thou: Key strategic lessons the QUAD can take away from NATO’s longstanding history

When the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD)—Australia, India, Japan, and the United States—leaders convened virtually in early March, they discussed the threat of COVID-19, economic cooperation, and the ongoing climate crisis. Despite these real and significant challenges, the QUAD, and its members, are more concerned with the belligerent rise of China in the Indo-Pacific. It is Read More…

Asia-Pacific Emilio Angeles Security, Trade and the Economy

Biden and the Comprehensive and Progressive Transpacific Partnership: Challenges for Re-entry

The greatest challenge for Biden in the Pacific may be proving that U.S participation in multilateral-free trade agreements is a necessity and not a luxury. Emilio Angeles writes.

Central Asia Security, Trade and the Economy

Fulcrum of Hegemony: Investment Battle in Sri Lanka Marks Return of US Soft Power Agenda in Asia

Sri Lanka is currently the geopolitical fulcrum between the East and the West. Dominant states in their respective regions have utilized foreign direct investment as a tool of soft power to assert influence in Sri Lanka. Investor states have funded development initiatives, believing the compounded interest of good will, will pay strategic dividends for securing Read More…

Asia-Pacific Diplomatic Relations Security, Trade and the Economy Yun Sik (James) Hwang

The Asian Web: A New Perspective with the Consul General of Japan in Toronto

In this series of podcast interviews, Yun Sik (James) Hwang interviews the Consul General of Japan in Toronto, Her Excellency Takako Ito about her personal experience as a diplomat, Japan-Canada relations, and Japan’s foreign policy in the Asia-Pacific region.