Canada-Asia Agenda

  • May 5, 2010  |  Author: Peter Jones
    As a member of the NATO coalition fighting in Afghanistan, Canada now has a direct interest in day-to-day events in Pakistan. Despite this sea change, it is difficult to identify any uniquely...
  • April 28, 2010  |  Authors: Subhash Agrawal, Leah Sarson
    With Canada and India both gearing up for the withdrawal of Canadian and some US troops from Afghanistan in 2011, the authors explore the strategic dilemmas which face both countries. Ottawa and New...
  • April 19, 2010  |  Author: Julian Dierkes
    As Mongolia’s Oyu Tolgoi giant gold and copper mine begins a decades-long development financed, in part, by Vancouver-based Ivanhoe Mines, the country faces one of its harshest winters on record. The...
  • January 18, 2010  |  Author: Barry Carin
    The 2010 G8/G20 Summits provide Canada a unique opportunity to influence multilateral engagement and improve its bilateral relationship with its Korean counterpart. As planning for the Canadian and...
  • November 30, 2009  |  Author: Wendy Dobson
    As Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper travels to China for the first time, just weeks after his visit to India, it is inevitable that comparisons will be made between Asia’s two emerging giants....
  • November 10, 2009  |  Author: David M. Malone
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper's visit to India in November 2009 comes at a time when Canada-India relations are on an upturn, with past tensions over nuclear issues resolved. For Canada, India’s...
  • September 29, 2009  |  Author: Jeremy Paltiel
    As a self-aware yet somewhat insecure China pulls out all the stops as it celebrates the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic, a Canadian observer argues that Canadians have yet...
  • September 14, 2009  |  Author: Tsuyoshi Kawasaki
    The Japanese general election was revolutionary: it brought to power for the first time since the end of World War II a majority government not led by the Liberal Democratic Party and it saw the...
  • June 29, 2009  |  Author: Bruce Matthews
    The defeat of the organized armed resistance of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam has brought to an end the bloody Sri Lankan civil war that began in 1983. However, it has not resolved the position...
  • May 14, 2009  |  Author: Ajay Parasram
    As Washington – and Ottawa – seek a new strategy for Afghanistan, analysts in India have their own ideas on how to resolve the conflict. With NATO seemingly unwilling to commit sufficient troops, why...
  • March 4, 2009  |  Author: Amitav Acharya
    The Obama administration has signalled that Asia will play a far more central role in US foreign policy than under the Bush administration. This poses a challenge for Canada which has neglected its...
  • January 19, 2009  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    In a globalized world in which highly educated and highly skilled workers can move across borders in search of opportunity, Canada must ensure its policies do not hinder maintaining ties with Chinese...
  • December 18, 2008  |  Author: Tom Hutton
    Exports of services products hold the key to British Columbia’s prosperity in the coming decades, but it requires business and government to set out the long-term vision and put in place the programs...
  • December 13, 2008  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Canada and South Korea are on the verge of signing a broad new air traffic agreement, while talks on a free trade agreement remain bogged down. This is only a small step forward in what should be an...
  • December 5, 2008  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    India's post-secondary education sector is huge and is opening up to foreign participation. Canada can develop a key facet of an expanded bilateral relationship with India if it puts in place a...
  • November 20, 2008  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Leaders of APEC economies meeting in Lima should look to helping build the new regional financial architecture that must come in the wake of the financial crisis. As the US fights the hangover from...
  • November 13, 2008  |  Author: Yuen Pau Woo
    The Canadian media overlooked the historic visit to Taiwan in early November of the most senior Chinese official in 60 years. Ottawa should not overlook the opportunity that better relations between...
  • October 27, 2008  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    The Canada-US Nexus border pass points the way to a broader priority-access system for Canadian business travellers to APEC member economies that Ottawa has committed to implement within three years.
  • October 24, 2008  |  Author: Wade Huntley
    On September 6, 2008 the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) agreed to exempt India from its rules barring nuclear dealings with countries that lack comprehensive international safeguards on their nuclear...
  • October 23, 2008  |  Authors: Don J. DeVoretz, Catherine Sas
    Canada is experiencing its worst labour shortage in over 30 years. While immigration is often seen as a partial solution to the labour deficit, Canada faces serious challenges in facilitating the...

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