In many of the major news stories of 2010, there has been a common thread -- diplomacy, and the defense of foreign interests. From Afghanistan to Haiti to Wikileaks, foreign policy has dominated the headlines. CBC's Carol Off sits down with CIGI expert Paul Heinbecker to discuss these issues and more in this in-depth audio interview.
Global power structures have a way of adjusting themselves to the changing power realities and world leaders become instruments for the articulation of those realities. What US President Barack Obama said in the course of his address to Indian Parliament with regard to his support for India’s permanent membership of the UN Security Council was a recognition of one such reality.