Adam P. MacDonald, a former naval officer in the Canadian military, is a PhD candidate in the Political Science Department at Dalhousie University. He is a Killam Scholar, holds a MINDS Doctoral Scholarship and is a Fellow at the Canadian International Council. He is currently part of two Department of Defence funded academic networks – the Defence and Security Foresight Group (DSFG) and the North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network (NAADSN). Adam’s doctoral work seeks to explain the differences in American strategic approaches towards Russia and China in the early post-Cold War era as a function of larger efforts to ensure its networked centrality in security and economic realms globally and within Europe and East Asia. His other research interests include various aspects of Canadian defence and foreign policy, specifically the impact on these by the burgeoning strategic rivalry between the US and China, naval policy and strategy, the military’s role in domestic emergency response, and Arctic security.