The emergence of Sino-American rivalry is a system-level feature of and force in global politics, however, should be the impetus for a re-examination of Canada’s Indo-Pacific relations. Canada needs a more comprehensive and interlinked Indo-Pacific approach – one that is informed by and operates within geopolitical considerations. In this paper, “Navigating a World of Strategic Rivalry and Uncertainty: Re-examination Canada’s Indo-Pacific Orientation” the authors Adam P. MacDonald and Carter Vance sketch out and compare four possible regional orientations Canada could pursue – Minimal Engagement, US-Aligned Confrontation, Regional Involvement and Selective Minilateralism. These orientations constitute different types of strategic thinking necessary to help ensure policy activities are tethered together in meaningful and mutually supportive ways towards achieving national interests across various domains in the current international environment 

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