DKI APCSS Assoc. Prof. John Hemmings and Intern Megan Wolf co-authored an article titled “Is Canada Ready For the New Age of Power Politics?” for the Macdonald-Laurier Institute website on March 25. Here’s an excerpt from the article:
The world today is changing and the international stage is facing a dramatic shift as key states, like China and Russia, are substituting accepted standards and norms of the liberal rules-based order for a different, older form of international relations: one in which power is the standard by how things are judged. China is a clear example of this, brandishing its military power for fait accompli strategies in the South China Sea and elsewhere. Meanwhile, Beijing has similarly attempted to leverage its growing economic power for attraction and coercion, and discourse power to spin events as the powerful wish. Its increased influence over UN bodies – such as the World Health Organization over the COVID-19 crisis – has been only the most recent example of this newfound sharp power.
For the full article, go to https://www.macdonaldlaurier.ca/canada-ready-new-age-power-politics-john-hemmings-megan-wolf-inside-policy/
John Hemmings is an associate professor at Daniel K Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Megan Wolf is an intern at DKI APCSS. The views expressed in this article are their own.