Asia Pacific Conversations: Security Disruptions and Reactions in the Indo-Pacific

In this episode of Asia Pacific Conversations, Vina Nadjibulla, APF Canada’s Vice-President Research & Strategy, discusses her takeaways and concerns following a multi-country visit to the Indo-Pacific in May/June that included meetings, summits, and dialogues in the Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, and Mongolia, where she participated in the Ulaanbaatar Dialogue on Northeast Asian Security.

Touch points in this episode’s conversation include the ramifications of a new and enhanced security partnership between Cold War allies Russia and North Korea, the current and future state of Canada-India relations following India’s national elections (and on the anniversary of both the Air India Bombing (1985) and the murder in Canada of Hardeep Sing Nijjar (2023)), and rising tensions between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea