While defence diplomacy has not featured prominently in the Canadian defence lexicon, it is an essential but vastly underexploited tool for a medium-sized country like Canada to expand its influence abroad.
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan should consider the merits of making diplomacy a bigger part of Canada's miliitary strategy, write Stéfanie von Hlatky and Thomas Juneau. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
KINGSTON, ONT./OTTAWA—On Aug 2, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan tweeted his thanks to Canadians who participated in the defence policy review consultations during the last four months.
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