A declining hegemon coupled with policy ineptitude is having a profound impact on current world events.
The current policies of Canada, the UK and Australia lack substance, and are having detrimental impacts on the world stage.
Its approach could lead to threats against Canada’s national security and/or irrelevance on the international stage.
There is little doubt that Putin is interested in a partitioned Ukraine at the very least and may not stop there.
Russia’s actions in Crimea a template for other aggressive states.
But red lines, threats, and one-upmanship will not work.
Russia, like China before it, is using the Games to distract observers from its true nature.
The President has done the U.S. no favours by mishandling foreign policy for so long.