Change is coming in both Ottawa and Dublin, and its repercussions will be felt in Washington and London as well – very soon.
Diplomacy is in a crisis, re-emerging as something else more sinister and darker for its ambassadors.
In diplomacy, the centrality of people-to-people relations in inter-state relations is often understated. Modi is a rare exception. His political persona is virtually nothing without his extraordinary ability to “connect” with people.
Trudeau now has the red-faced embarrassment of explaining why his country lost out to Ireland in obtaining a seat on the UN Security Council.