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Canada Alone

Navigating the Post-American World

Published September 2023


Canada must prepare for an isolationist and unpredictable neighbour to the South should a MAGA leader gain the White House in 2025.

The American-led global order has been increasingly challenged by Chinese assertiveness and Russian revanchism. As we enter this new era of great-power competition, Canadians tend to assume that the United States will continue to provide global leadership for the West.

Canada Alone sketches the more dystopian future that is likely to result if the illiberal, anti-democratic, and authoritarian Make America Great Again movement regains power. Under the twin stresses of a reinvigorated America First policy and the purposeful abandonment of American global leadership, the West will likely fracture, leaving Canadians all alone with an increasingly dysfunctional United States. Canada Alone outlines what Canadians will need to navigate this deeply unfamiliar post-American world.



Kim Richard Nossal

Kim Richard Nossal is professor emeritus of political studies in the Centre for International and Defence Policy at Queen’s University. The author of a number of works on Canada’s foreign and defence policy, Nossal is a former editor of International Journal, a former president of the Canadian Political Science Association, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Book Details

September 2023
5.5x8.5 in
240 pp
September 2023
228 pp
September 2023
228 pp