James Manicom, CIGI Research Fellow, Global Security visits Inside the Issues to discuss Canada's changing relationship with the Asia Pacific region. While the U.S. remains Canada's largest export market, there has been an increasing shift towards the Asia Pacific for economic and trade diversification. After a review of Canada's current relationship with various regional nations, the new CIGI paper "A Policy Mismatch: Canada and the United States in the Asia-Pacific Region" is discussed. Where are the greatest opportunities for Canada in the region? While Japan and the Philippines are eager to engage, in a broader sense, there is an opportunity for Canada to move beyond economic relationships to contribute to regional stability through "maritime diplomacy" with ongoing and proactive methods of confidence building.

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