Vimy Papers are annual studies published on a regular basis by the CDA Institute;

each one addresses a critical strategic Security & Defence issue for Canada and Canadians.

CURRENT EDITION

 

NAVIGATING A WORLD OF STRUCTURAL CHANGE, STRATEGIC RIVALRY AND UNCERTAINTY: DETERMINING A CANADIAN INDO-PACIFIC ORIENTATION

By Adam P. MacDonald & Carter Vance

November 2020 – Volume 46

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

 

PREVIOUS EDITIONS

 

VIMY PAPER 45

OCTOBER 2020

TIME TO RE-THINK CANADA’S RELATIONSHIP WITH TAIWAN

 By Andre André Laliberté & Scott Simon

 

 

 

 

VIMY PAPER 44

APRIL 2020

COIVD-19 & THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES: OVERVIEW, ANALYSIS, AND NEXT STEPS

By Adam Macdonald & Carter Vance

 

VIMY PAPER 43

SEPTEMBER 2019

HIDDEN: A STUDY OF THE ISLAMIC STATE’S INTERNET CONTROLS AMID THWARTING WESTERN METADATA COLLECTION EFFORTS

By Rachel Babins

VIMY PAPER 42

JUNE 2019

DAESH: MODERN TERROR IN THE LEVANT

By A.C. Berardinelli

VIMY PAPER 41

MARCH 2019

THE ART OF WAR GAMES: CANADA AND THE POLITICAL EFFECTS OF MILITARY EXERCISES

By Thomas Hughes

VIMY PAPER 40

FEBRUARY 2019

CANADA’S CIVILIAN CYBER WARRIROS AND THE INTERNATIONAL LEGAL IMPLICATIONS OF A “STRONG, SECURED, AND ENGAGED” CYBER POLICY

By Leah West

 

VIMY PAPER 39

JANUARY 2019

TO TRIP A BEAR: CANADIAN-LED ENHANCED FORWARD PRESENCEIN LATVIA

By Andris Banka

 

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