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Much ink has been spilled of late on the tensions between China and the United States over the South and East China Seas. As Canada begins to assert its own interests in the Asia-Pacific, it may have the opportunity to play the role of intermediary in China-U.S. strategic and military relations. This potential comes in particular from Canada’s long-standing military ties with the U.S. and its own position as a benign and relatively harmless actor. Specifically, its current rapprochement with China, especially in the military and strategic arena, makes this a possibility. If Canada is in fact able to balance...

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