Canada has recently published its long-awaited Indo-Pacific Strategy (IPS), which provides a comprehensive roadmap for managing opportunities and mitigating threats in the region. There are plenty of each: the opportunities to increase trade, bilateral foreign direct investment (FDI), and “person-to-person” connectivity (i.e., educational exchanges or cultural programs) are extensive across the theatre. Similarly, however, the Read More…
India Flexing Its Diplomatic Muscles: A Strategic Shift in the Indo-Pacific?
Has Indian diplomacy become more independent? Scott Burns argues that India’s rebuff of Russia and hard line with Canada, the United Kingdom and China point to a more independent pursuit of strategic autonomy.
To Counter China’s Rise, the Quad Needs to Shift to Economic Diplomacy
How can we unite like-minded countries against threats from encroaching autocrats? Check out Kriti Samnotra’s article on Economic Diplomacy and how the Quad must shift to providing economic assistance to push back against China’s endlessly propagandized Belt and Road Initiative.
Special Report: Canada and Neo-Middle Power Diplomacy in the Indo-Pacific
In this article, Research Analyst Emilio Angeles examines the Canada-ASEAN free-trade negotiations and explains how it represents the continuation of neo-middle power diplomacy in the Indo-Pacific.
Article V & the Indo-Pacific: Will NATO’s collective defence pact function in an out-of-area region?
In this article, Junior Research Fellow Andrew Erskine examines NATO’s collective defence pact against the backdrop of the growing contest in the Indo-Pacific to determine if Article V could be invoked to defend NATO members in the region.
Oh QUAD, What Art Thou?: Key strategic lessons the QUAD can take 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…
The Quad and the Blue Dot Network: Opportunities for Expansion and Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific
In this article, Research Analyst Emilio Angeles surveys opportunities for developing the Quad’s Blue Dot Network in the Indo-Pacific.
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.