International Journal

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Articles from Vol. 62, No. 1, Winter

Canada and the First World War
CANADA AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR Essays in Honour of Robert Craig Brown Edited by David Mackenzie Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005. 43opp, $85.00 cloth (ISBN 0802035736), $35.00 paper (ISBN 0802084451)Canada and the First World War is a Festschrift...
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Canada at the United Nations 1945-1989
For the past 60 years, Canada has remained a stalwart supporter of the United Nations (UN). Canada's performance at the UN today is predicated on its long history of participation in that body, and knowledge of this history is essential to a thorough...
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Commissions High
COMMISSIONS HIGH Canada in London, 1870-1971 Roy MacLaren Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queeris University Press, 2006. xi, 519pp, $49.95 cloth (ISBN 0773530363)The United States has been the dominant nation in the lives of Canadians for so long that...
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Cultural Imperialism
CULTURAL IMPERIALISM Essays on the Political Economy of Cultural Domination Edited by Bernd Hamm and Russell Smandych Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2005. xvi, 322pp, $34.95 paper (ISBN 155111707X)The questions surrounding "cultural imperialism" are,...
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Defense Strategy for the Post-Saddam Era
DEFENSE STRATEGY FOR THE POST-SADDAM ERA Michael E. O'Hanlon Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2005. x, 150pp, US$18.95 paper (ISBN 0-8157-6467-7)Few defence analysts are more catholic in their pursuits or more prolific than Michael O'Hanlon...
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Dreamland
DREAMLAND How Canada's Pretend Foreign Policy Has Undermined Sovereignty Roy Rempel Kingston: School of Policy Studies, Queen's University, 2006. 189pp, $60.00 cloth (ISBN 1-5533-9119-5), $29.95 paper (ISBN 1-5533-9118-7)Building on insightful contributions...
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Guest Editors' Introduction
This special issue of International Journal grew out of a conference held in Montreal on 29 and 30 September 2005, which was attended by more than 125 scholars, policymakers, and students. It was organized by the Observatoire international de géopolitique...
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How Russia Is Not Ruled
HOW RUSSIA IS NOT RULED Reflections on Russian Political Development Allen C. Lynch Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. 288pp, $52.26 cloth (ISBN 0521840600), $19.11 paper (ISBN 0521549922)Since his first book published in 1987, The Soviet Study...
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International Remedies for Resource-Based Conflict
Rarely have so many petitioners lined up at the mahogany doors of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's president to present their credentials with brokers and company heads in tow. India's minister of external affairs renewed his respects not so long...
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Managing Water Diversion from Canada to the United States: An Old Idea Born Again?
Water is increasingly a major political issue as scarcity of the resource grips several societies, especially in developing countries where agriculture is responsible for about 80 percent of water consumptive use. However, western nations are not immune...
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Natural Resources and Conflict in Colombia: Complex Dynamics, Narrow Relationships
There is a close relationship in Colombia between the political, economic, military, social, and environmental dimensions of the internal conflict. Although the military and social dimensions have been the object of multiple academic studies and political...
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Natural Resources: A Source of Conflict?
Patterns of armed conflict changed significantly in the course of the zoth century. The period ending in 1945 saw a series of blood-soaked interstate rivalries that left deep wounds, culminating in the horrific events at Auschwitz and Hiroshima. The...
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Oil, Iraq, and American Foreign Policy: The Continuing Salience of the Carter Doctrine
For years to come, historians are likely to ponder the reasons that led the United States to invade Iraq in March 2003-an invasion that has cost many lives and vast treasure but has yet to result in the establishment of a stable, legitimate regime. Many...
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Out of Ideas? Models and Strategies for Canada-US Relations
Over the last few years, there has been a growing consensus that Canada has a "US problem." Something needs to be done to improve the overall tone of the bilateral relationship, and to try to increase Canada's influence over policy outcomes in the United...
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Power, Money, and Trade
POWER, MONEY, AND TRADE Decisions that Shape Global Economic Relations Mark Brawley Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2005. 408pp, $42.95 paper (ISBN 1-55111683-9)Mark Brawley has crafted a unique contribution to student textbooks on international political...
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Repression and Resistance
REPRESSION AND RESISTANCE Canadian Human Rights Activists, 1930-1960 Ross Lambertson Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005. xiv, 370pp, $47.25 cloth (ISBN 0802089216)Ross Lambertson has written an impressive and comprehensive study of the history...
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Rockefeller Foundation Funding and Medical Education in Toronto, Montreal and Halifax
ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION FUNDING AND MEDICAL EDUCATION IN TORONTO, MONTREAL AND HALIFAX Marianne P. Fedunkiw Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2005. 201pp, $47.25 cloth (ISBN 0773526970)Currently there is much discussion in Canada...
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Securing Transparency: Armed Conflicts and the Management of Natural Resource Revenues
The management of natural resources figures prominently on the international security agenda. Resources such as timber, diamonds, and narcotics have financed about a third of civil wars since the late 19805.' Increased demand for "strategic" raw materials...
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The Environment-Conflict Nexus: Developing Consensus on Theory and Methodology
In the spring of 1994-only weeks following the debacle in Mogadishu and only months before a similar event would take place in Haiti-Robert D. Kaplan wrote a stirring article in The Atlantic Monthly that seemed to explain the prevalence of such warfare,...
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The New US Middle East Policy and Energy Security Challenges
The direct link between the United States' energy security policy and its military policy in the Persian Gulf can be traced back to the formulation of the Carter doctrine in the late 19705 and the subsequent creation of the rapid deployment force (RDF)-ancestor...
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Venezuelan Oil: Free Gift of Nature or Wealth of a Nation?
Venezuelan oil diplomacy has long been a factor shaping the international energy regime, and domestic political conflicts in Venezuela have always interacted synergistically with conflict over the global energy system. So it is the case with intense...
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Where Law Does Not Rule: The Russian Oil and Gas Sector
In countries where law is well developed-or where it "rules"-the institution plays many roles. One of the more important of these is to provide a reliably clear and predictable framework, on the basis of which people and organizations can plan their...
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Who Is Ban Ki-Moon?
Thirteen may be a lucky number for some, as it was for Ban Ki-moon on Friday, 13 October 2006, when the smoke cleared at 2 UN Plaza in New York City and the world was informed officially that he had become the eighth United Nations secretary general....
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