Restricted government ability to undertake new initiatives
Limited degrees of freedom of government
Limitations of government power
Constraints on power of government
Impotence of political leadership
Limited political power
In the post-Cold War period, the limitations of the two superpowers have become increasingly evident, especially in their ability to influence regional conflicts (El Salvador, Gaza, Kashmir, Cambodia). In dealing with Soviet spies in a military project, the Canadian government has had to take into account not only its own relations with the former Soviet Union, but also those between the former Soviet Union and the USA.