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CIGI Policy Brief No. 25
Published: February 15, 2013
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The Canadian government, after a decade of neglect, is prepared to re-engage East Asia, particularly China. Through maritime defence and cooperation endeavours, Canada’s re-engagement efforts could improve the region’s strategic stability and foster economic growth. Including maritime diplomacy on its economically oriented regional re-engagement strategy would signal that Canada is making a determined return to the region, building the reputation it will need to become a member of East Asia’s premier institutions, and, eventually, create closer economic ties with East Asia. Maritime diplomacy is essential to Canada’s broader regional strategy.

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