The Success of the Ottawa Process under Lloyd Axworthy Following the success of the Ottawa Process and the signing of the Ottawa Treaty in 1997, Minister of Foreign Relations Lloyd Axworthy expressed his optimism that the achievements of those involved in the Ottawa Process and the success of the campaign to ban landmines “not only produced a significant victory in international disarmament, but also epitomized broader changes that have shaken the foundations of international relations” (Chapnick). While some have attributed the success of the Ottawa Process to Canada’s comparative systemic advantage in exercising soft power, a close analysis of the Ottawa Process and its positive outcome reveals otherwise. The success of the Ottawa...The end:
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