Research is primarily focused on its international relationships, especially with the US and China, and on environmental issues.

Areas of focus include its role in the changing nature of North American global power, its influence in Asia, and the growing investment in climate resilience and renewables.

With major powers such as China, Russia, and now also the US, chipping away at the foundations of the liberal international order, it falls to recognized “middle powers” such as Canada to sustain and reform some of its key elements.

While middle powers may not single-handedly be able to prevent the disintegration of the liberal international order, they can at least slow its erosion.