The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada has recently published its first comprehensive national policy brief since 2016. Its position is that an immediate priority of any Canadian government must be the formulation and implementation of a comprehensive Asian strategy that draws on Canadian strengths and values to demonstrate its strategic commitment to the region. While certain issue areas will require more ad hoc policy approaches, development of an Asian ‘grand strategy’ is not only possible but critical for Canadian engagement in the region.

The policy brief also advises that Canada should particularly look to ASEAN and ASEAN member states for opportunities for engagement with a clear
understanding that ASEAN is growing in regional centrality and
importance.

To read more and download the full report, please click here.