Canada plays a key role in North American geopolitics — one essential to the stable functioning of many central global institutions, including NATO. Here, the nation’s former foreign minister talks Donald Trump, the fight over free trade, the vacuum created by U.S. withdrawal from a world leadership position, and the future of the Atlantic alliance in the face of a resurgent Russia.
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John Baird is Canada’s former minister for foreign affairs, as well as for environment and transport.