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Articles from Vol. 52, No. 2, Spring

An Alternative to NATO Expansion
Reluctant to let well enough alone, the administration of President Bill Clinton in the United States has persuaded its partners in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to push eastward. Who will be included and when they may join is still up...
Canada and Human Security: The Need for Leadership
The end of the Cold War was hailed by many at the time as the beginning of an era of unparalleled peace and prosperity. There was enormous optimism that the international community, released from the grip of superpower rivalry, would turn its attention...
[Canada & the Global Economy: The Geography of Structural & Technological Change]
This impressive volume comprises contributions from twenty-three economic geographers examining the economic and spatial development of the Canadian economy. The stated task of the volume is 'to capture Canada's deeper and abiding economic characteristics,...
[Cohesion Policy & European Integration]
It is encouraging when a book about integration and cohesion exhibits those qualities itself. Whether through the exercise of editorial hegemony or through an uncommon consensus among the fifteen other contributors, most of them European, this volume...
[Coping with Conflict after the Cold War]
This book is a welcome addition to the contemporary post-Cold War conflict and conflict resolution literature and provides an analytical and empirical structure to a field of study that has evolved steadily from the normative biases and orthodox approaches...
Eduard Shevardnadze: Leading the Soviet Union out of the Cold War
What is the relative importance of leadership when set against broad social, economic, and political trends? This is a difficult equation, made more so when the actions of the relevant actors are not clearly perceived and understood. Western commentators...
French Policy toward the War in the Former Yugoslavia: A Bid for International Leadership
As Yugoslavia entered into its final crisis in the spring of 1991, France was still recovering from the shock of the fall of the Berlin wall, which had shaken the very basis of French foreign policy. France could no longer exploit the bipolarity which...
[Japan's Foreign Policy in the 1990s]
Reinhard Drifte is professor and chair of Japanese Studies at the University of Newcastle in Britain. As most recent academic writings on Japanese foreign policy are American, Drifte's book offers a refreshing British perspective -- for example, it pays...
Leadership in the UN, 1997: The Secretary-General and the US: A Symbiotic Relationship under Stress
THE SECRETARY-GENERALSHIP As Kofi Annan settles into office as the seventh secretary-general of the United Nations, the challenge he faces is not merely to cope with 'the most impossible job' -- which is how Trygve Lie, the first secretary-general, described...
Taking the Lead? Light Weapons and International Security
INTRODUCTION In recent years, the global proliferation of conventional weapons has earned a prominent, if not a central, place on the increasingly crowded post-Cold War international security agenda. But while public, academic, and governmental awareness...
[The Dawn of Peace in Europe]
The enlargement of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) appears to be unstoppable. A number of east central European states will be offered membership in July 1997 and will become full members by 1999. The proponents of enlargement speak optimistically...
[The Global Political Economy of Communications]
It is truly remarkable that in the field of international relations so little attention has been paid to the advent of global communication technologies. On this basis alone, Edward Comor's edited volume should be commended. As the title suggests, the...
[The Retreat of the State: The Diffusion of Power in the World Economy]
In April 1970, Susan Strange published an article in the Chatham House review which challenged the mutual exclusivity of international economics and international politics.(f.1) The consequence was a rebirth of the concept of political economy in international...
The US and Japan in the Bretton Woods Institutions: Sharing of Contesting Leadership?
The question of leadership in the Bretton Woods institutions looms large during a period in which the relative position of states is undergoing change, not only in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank but also in the broader international...
United States Leadership into the Next Millennium: A Question of Politics
Over the past few decades, the world has experienced considerable change. Most momentous was the collapse of the Soviet Union and communism throughout Eastern Europe. Will the twenty-first century witness the triumph of capitalism, democracy, and 'Westernization'...
[When Opponents Cooperate: Great Power Conflict & Collaboration in World Politics]
As the subtitle to this book attests, Benjamin Miller attempts to provide an explanation for a wide sweep of activities in international relations. The theoretical insights are intended to be broad, but the heart of the argument is much more exact. Miller...
[Will NATO Go East? the Debate over Enlarging the Atlantic Alliance]
Seldom has an issue split the Western policy community as dramatically as the debate over NATO enlargement. Not only does the issue bring to the fore much that has been latent in post-Cold War power relationships; the participants in the debate enter...
[Winning the Peace: America & World Order in the New Era]
Engagement is all,' according to 'America's World,' a special section of the Economist in November 1996. John Ruggie would disagree. Of course America's weight in the world is so large that its acts of omission and commission have an effect on other...