Understanding the Threat of Russia and China in the Post-COVID Era: New Report by Stephen Blank, J. Michael Cole, and Balkan Devlen

OTTAWA, ON (September 28, 2020): The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated how China and Russia have sought to take advantage of the West’s good will and the openness of the international system. In a new three-part MLI paper, titled “Know Thy Enemy: Understanding the threat posed by Russia and China in the post-COVID era,” authors Stephen… Continue reading Understanding the Threat of Russia and China in the Post-COVID Era: New Report by Stephen Blank, J. Michael Cole, and Balkan Devlen

US-Canada economic cooperation after USMCA: Stephen Blank for Inside Policy

Canadians and Americans have scarcely begun to confront new and powerful challenges that will demand collaborative responses, writes Stephen Blank. By Stephen Blank, July 29, 2019 One Canadian journalist described how senior Ottawa policy-makers were shocked in the first months after the US election: “the enormity of the change began to dawn on us.” Yes,… Continue reading US-Canada economic cooperation after USMCA: Stephen Blank for Inside Policy

How robust are Canada, U.S. relations? Stephen Blank in the Hill Times

The bottom line seems to be—thus far—that notwithstanding thicker post-9/11 borders, the Great Recession, and two years of Trump, life does go on, writes Stephen Blank. By Stephen Blank, July 16, 2019 Senior Ottawa policymakers were undoubtedly shocked in the first months after the U.S. presidential election. Indeed, the Trudeau government has seen many of… Continue reading How robust are Canada, U.S. relations? Stephen Blank in the Hill Times