Asia-Pacific is the foreign policy hot spot

The TPP is the big one for Canada, this year and over the next decade.

Janice Gross Stein
Published: Wednesday, 01/25/2012 12:00 am EST

Priority setting is brutally hard work. And it is especially tough for governments, even more so in foreign policy. This is particularly true in Canada. Every country in the world, no matter how small or how remote, is important to some Canadian, somewhere in Canada, and our government routinely hears from Canadians at every available opportunity about why that part of the world should be at the top of the list. Priority setting can be political suicide.

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