Canada's Future in the Indo-Pacific: The Need for Strategic Policy

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The Indo-Pacific region is home to some of the largest populations and fastest growing economies in the world. It is a region critical to global supply chains, as it hosts major ports and sea routes through which goods to countries around the world, including Canada, pass through daily. At the same time, it is a region in which a multitude of security challenges threaten to upend regional stability and erode the international rules and norms upon which Canada relies. Despite Canada's critical economic and security interests in the Indo-Pacific, it does not yet have a policy that articulates these interests, identifies key challenges, and sets out goals for the region in order to establish a long-term strategic vision behind its engagement there. This capstone will demonstrate the need for a comprehensive policy for the region by conducting a critical analysis of the opinions of experts and examining the strategies of like-minded countries before ultimately providing recommendations on what economic, diplomatic, and security priorities should be included in an Indo-Pacific policy.
Sandhu, J. (2022) Canada's Future in the Indo-Pacific: The Need for Strategic Policy (Unpublished master's project). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.