CIGI Papers No. 9
Published: November 29, 2012
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Publication Description

Format: Trade PB; Pages: 14
Published by: The Centre for International Governance Innovation

The United States and Canada have simultaneously reinvigorated their diplomatic and military postures toward the Asia-Pacific region. As two of the world’s closest allies, it is worth exploring the possible synergies and tensions between their efforts to identify areas of possible policy coordination. Canada has considerable assets that could support US diplomacy in the region, including the legacy of its good offices and its close ties with the US military; however, these assets are outweighed by several liabilities. This paper argues that, on balance, Canada may not be an ideal Pacific partner for the United States.

About the Author

James Manicom joined CIGI in August 2012. Specializing in arctic governance, East Asian and maritime security, he contributes to the global security & politics program.
Topics: Asia & Pacific

Series: CIGI Papers Series

CIGI Papers present in-depth analysis and discussion on governance-related subjects. They include policy papers that present CIGI experts' positions or contributions to policy debates, and background papers that contain research findings, insights and data that contribute to the development of policy positions.