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Senior Fellow Andrew Latham writes for the National Observer assessing Canada’s potential options for a grand strategy and how the current moment in international relations necessitates a change.
As Canadians, we need to come to grips with this reality and craft a grand strategy suited to the realities of multipolarity, great power competition, regionalization, deglobalization and our North American geography. And that means breaking — decisively — with the legacy of middle power internationalism and working out how best to employ the power resources we actually have to advance and defend our core interests in the face of the threats and opportunities that are really out there. That is the essence of strategic realism. And that is how the great Canadian strategic debate of 2023 — in the unlikely event it takes place — ought to be resolved.
Andrew Latham (@aalatham) is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Peace & Diplomacy and a Professor at Macalester College.