Waterloo, Canada (PRWEB) August 20, 2013
Sources of security tension in the Asia-Pacific are cause for concern among regional partners Canada and Australia, according to the first report in a new series from The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI).
In "Sources of Tension in the Asia-Pacific: Strategic Competition, Divided Regionalism and Non-Traditional Security Challenges," CIGI Research Fellow James Manicom says that “notwithstanding its status as the world’s most economically vibrant region, the Asia-Pacific confronts a number of strategic challenges that are the source of considerable uncertainty.” He identifies six key strategic tensions that pose serious policy challenges for Canada and Australia, including:
“The new report, the first in CIGI-ASPI’s paper series, marks an important contribution to the study of the Asia-Pacific,” says CIGI Distinguished Fellow Len Edwards, who co-leads a joint-project with Peter Jennings of ASPI. “The region’s economic, political and security significance will play an increasingly important role in global governance and it will be critical for Canada and Australia, as like minded-countries, to coordinate and build a stronger relationship in order to engage appropriately.”
"Sources of Tension in the Asia-Pacific: Strategic Competition, Divided Regionalism and Non-Traditional Security Challenges" is published as part of the CIGI-ASPI paper series “Australia-Canada Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific.” The opinions expressed in the report are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of CIGI or ASPI. To download a free PDF copy, visit: http://www.cigionline.org/publications/2013/8/sources-of-tension-asia-pacific-strategic-competition-divided-regionalism-and-no/.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
James Manicom joined CIGI as a research fellow in August 2012. He is an expert in East Asia, the Arctic and global security, with a specialty in maritime issues. James holds a B.A. in international relations from Mount Allison University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in international relations from Flinders University in Australia.
Kevin Dias, Communications Specialist, CIGI
Tel: 519.885.2444, ext. 7238, Email: kdias(at)cigionline(dot)org
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank on international governance. Led by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements. Conducting an active agenda of research, events and publications, CIGI’s interdisciplinary work includes collaboration with policy, business and academic communities around the world. CIGI was founded in 2001 by Jim Balsillie, then co-CEO of Research In Motion (BlackBerry), and collaborates with and gratefully acknowledges support from a number of strategic partners, in particular the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. For more information, please visit http://www.cigionline.org/.