Canada does not have nearly the military power required for it to be a major power. But its geostrategic position and its considerable political, economic, and diplomatic capabilities mean it has been able to pursue its interests or project its values in ways minor powers could not.
Why are chips so important, anyway? Professor Chris Miller on the fight for the world’s most critical technology
This episode of Hub Dialogues features host Sean Speer in conversation with Chris Miller to discuss why semiconductors are so important to the global economy, why Taiwan has come to dominate chip manufacturing, and how the global powers are trying to secure their own supply.
China presents Canada with enormous opportunities but also acute problems; we should not let one blind us to the other. Both sides need to pull back, look at the larger, long-term picture, stop the sabre-rattling and war talk, and build a constructive way forward.
When the news broke earlier this month about allegations of an “interference network” developed by the Chinese government to covertly fund election candidates, it didn’t come as a major shock to members of Canada’s security community.
This week’s Hub Dialogue Roundtable discusses the latest strike threat from education workers in Ontario and how the provincial government is reaping the consequences of overplaying its hand. We also talk about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s altercation with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit this week.
With the world in a precarious place, what assurance does Canada have that we are well prepared for any coming conflict? When it comes to defence and security, the answer is depressingly little.
What do the American mid-terms mean for Canada? Christopher Sands breaks down the bilateral implications of the elections
This episode of Hub Dialogues features Christopher Sands, director of the Wilson Center’s Canada Institute and adjunct professor of Canadian Studies at Johns Hopkins University, discussing the mid-term elections in the United States and their implications for Canada-U.S. relations.
Even as Biden and Xi talked up the need for cooperation at the G-20, there are signs that the relationship between their countries has undergone a permanent rupture. Canada must make a choice, and the Trudeau government has started to signal that it’s prepared to abandon its own Sinophile instincts.
Is China a victim or a conqueror? Historian Timothy Brook on the past and future of the ‘Great State’
Historian Timothy Brook joins Hub Dialogues to discuss the past and the future of the ‘Great State’ of China, and whether or not it has already reached its peak as a dominant world force.
America has stepped up its efforts to protect its technological edge against China with a sweeping expansion of export controls on semiconductor chips. Canada would do well to fall in line.