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Articles from Vol. 54, No. 1, Winter

A Sow's Ear from a Silk Purse: Abandoning Canada's Military Capabilities
All history is a tale of 'slights and fights and spirits vexed,' and we must expect such unpleasantness as an assured thing, whereas peace is a good unguaranteed - dependent upon the unknowable interior dispositions of our friends. ...
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[A Tangled Web: The Making of Foreign Policy in the Nixon Presidency]
This book was an unexpected pleasure in a dry season. William Bundy was once a senior bureaucrat in Washington, intimately involved in the development of United States policy in the Far East, including the disastrous Vietnam imbroglio. He then edited...
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Canada's Functional Isolationism and the Future of Weapons of Mass Destruction
HELPING TO CONTAIN AND TO REVERSE THE PROCESS OF 'HORIZONTAL' proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) is the most important security challenge facing Canada and the world community. Twenty-first century international security relations should...
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Canadian Foreign Policy: From Internationalism to Isolationism?
CANADIAN FOREIGN POLICY HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED since the end of the cold war. Foreign aid and defence budgets have been cut to the bone, leaving Canada with limited means to project an international profile. To be sure, Canada is still a frontline member...
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Internationalism, Withdrawal, and Europe's Role in International Affairs
CAN EUROPE PUNCH AT ITS WEIGHT IN WORLD AFFAIRS? The short answer is that it has not done so in the past, and it is not likely to do so anytime soon.The reason is a familiar one: Europe is less than the sum of its parts. It is still not epluribus unum....
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Is the United States Turning Inward?
BROODING ABOUT WHETHER THE UNITED STATES IS TURNING FROM its postwar internationalism to a new isolationism cannot get very far without some definitions. What is internationalism? What do we mean by isolationism?To begin with what internationalism is...
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Paul Workman's Paris
FOR ALL THE TALK OF AN ECONOMIC 'BIG BANG,' the old world pulled off its historic switch to a new currency with little pain or mass confusion; then again European leaders deliberately spread the transition over three years to reduce frustration and anxiety...
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Pinchpenny Diplomacy: The Decline of "Good International Citizenship" in Canadian Foreign Policy
ASPIRITED DEBATE HAS EMERGED IN CANADA IN THE 1990S IN BOTH the academic and the policy communities about the nature of Canadian foreign and defence policies in the post-cold war era. The debate focuses on how Canadian foreign and defence policies should...
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The Canadian Isolationist Tradition
CANADIAN POLITICS IS NOT HEAVILY ENDOWED WITH APHORISMS OR memorable phrases. This is understandable. Aphorisms come from history, and much of Canada's present consists of running away from its past. Yet there are a few sayings that linger. 'The twentieth...
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The Challenges of American Hegemony, Then and Now
'This terrible century, has - or appears to be having - a happy ending,' wrote the historian, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr, recently.(f.1) This is certainly true for the United States. Consider the events of the last decade: the Soviet Union surrendered and...
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The Regionalization of European Foreign and Security Policies
INTRODUCTIONTHE ARGUMENT IS FREQUENTLY MADE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM that Europe is drawing inward. At a conference in April 1998, I heard Glennys Kinnock, a Labour member of the European parliament, bemoan the 'worrying tendency towards isolationism and...
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