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The United States and Canada are making significant new investments in defense to address new security threats to North America Europe, and the Indo-Pacific. Over the years, Canadian governments have sought to formalize the terms of alliance in institutions that define the scope and limits of what the two countries expect. Will the re-emergence of Great Power rivalry and evolving threat environments at home and abroad change the calculus of alliance for the two historical partners?


Canada Institute

Bound by common geopolitical interests and strong economic and cultural ties, Canada and the United States enjoy the world's most successful bilateral relationship. The Wilson Center's Canada Institute is the only public policy forum in the world dedicated to the full spectrum of Canada-U.S. issues. The Canada Institute is a global leader for policymakers, academics and business leaders to engage in non-partisan, informed dialogue about the current and future state of the relationship.     Read more