OTTAWA, ON (October 11, 2021): In cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, the Macdonald-Laurier Institute hosted a closed-door Strategic Dialogue on the Indo-Pacific. A briefing note exploring the themes of this discussion is now available to be read and downloaded.
This conversation included 24 panelists representing 10 different countries, including Canada, Singapore, Thailand, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, India, Cambodia, Brunei Darussalam, and Australia.
Topics for discussion included defining the framing of the Indo-Pacific, security, trade, economic considerations, and other issues in the region. Participants also discussed the strategic economic and security challenges posed by China. Panelists discussed what role Canada can play specifically toward supporting the regional order in cooperation with partners and allies.
“Over the last 20 years, Canada has struggled to create a definitive role for itself in this part of the world. Canada must clearly define its national interests, in particular its security priorities,” reads the briefing note.
To read a briefing note of the key insights, assessments, and policy recommendations from this important dialogue, click the button below.