While some middle powers have found an international platform in the G-20 grouping, others have chosen to reinforce their identification with middle-power status. Whichever platform a middle power opts for, the forms of diplomatic engagement adopted by middle-power countries will reflect their strategic national interests.
Canada’s changing forms of international diplomacy provide a case in point. Canada’s diplomatic trajectory has changed over the years from its association with multiple like-minded ad hoc coalitions to more recently focusing on core issues with a small coterie of strategic Western allies.
Author: Andrew Cooper