Whether it was at a recent foreign policy conference in Ottawa organized by the Canadian International Council, or at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the consensus was remarkably similar: The world is in the midst of great change. The challenge is to figure out what combination of countries can deal with the big global issues as the United States is no longer the hyperpower, but no other country can fill its shoes to lead.

At the Ottawa conference—The World in 2015: Implications for Canada—the 300 registrants were focused on what role Canada might play in a world of accelerating...

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