UN Photo: Paulo Filgueiras
An internal DFAIT document alludes to the fact
that the new U.S. administration—whose ambassador
to the UN, Susan Rice, is described as a
“strong advocate of R2P”—is expected to support
advancing the doctrine into policy, and that the
U.S. will “likely to seek to work with Canada.”
Standing before a packed room at the University of Ottawa in early March, former Canadian ambassador to the UN Allan Rock declared that the Responsibility to Protect was "at great risk" from both its opponents, and some friends.