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Articles from Vol. 55, No. 3, Summer

Canada and Italy: A Steady State Relationship
IN CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, the multilateral dimensions usually attract the headlines, whether it is summits of the G-7 or the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), ministerial meetings of the World Trade Organization (WTO) or the Organization...
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Canada and War Crimes: Judgment at Tokyo
AT THE END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR, Canada found itself in a position to develop for the first time an appropriate role for a middle power in world affairs. Free of a colonialist past and committed to world peace, Canada sought to contribute to the resolution...
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China: The Years Ahead
THE AGE WHEN PROFESSIONAL CHINA WATCHERS could only peer over the border from Hong Kong is long over. Western analysts now have access to much more and much better information about the People's Republic of China. But does this necessarily translate...
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[Decision-Making in the Security Council: The Case of Haiti]
GENERALOxford: Clarendon, 1998, 334pp, [Symbol Not Transcribed]50.00 (ISBN 0-19-829483-2)David Malone's book provides an insight into the mechanics of United Nations Security Council decision-making as it relates to the case of Haiti from 1990 to 1997....
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Discovering Canada's International Role in Russia's Archives
ALTHOUGH CANADIANS AND RUSSIANS are citizens of countries with greatly different historical, political, and social traditions, they also share territorial, political, and economic characteristics unique to them. As inhabitants of the world's two largest...
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[Global Focus: United States Foreign Policy at the Turn of the Millennium]
New York: St. Martin's, 2000, xxv, 340pp, US$65 cloth, US$19.95 paper, (ISBN 0-312-22581-4)Global Focus is a product of the innovative Foreign Policy in Focus project, a joint endeavour of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, and the Interhemispheric...
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Hobson's Choice: Does Canada Have Any Options in Its Defence and Security Relations with the United States?
Enemy forces should not be able to pursue their way either by land, sea or air to the United States across Canadian territory. William Lyon Mackenzie King, 20 August 1938 [W]hat we have to fear is more a lack of confidence in the United...
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Human Security and Asia's Financial Crisis: A Critique of Canadian Policy
A critique of Canadian policyMORE THAN THREE YEARS AFTER the onset of Asia's financial crisis, several of the region's economies have been showing signs of recovery. As interest rates continue to decline and exchange rates in the region show signs of...
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Indonesia in the Balance
PROLOGUEIndonesia is, among other things, the fourth largest country in the world in terms of population and the largest Muslim country. Increasingly it is also referred to as the third largest democracy in the world. It is the newest democracy, and...
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Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sport: Response by the International Sports Community
THE SCOPE OF THIS BRIEF ARTICLE is limited to the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport and the response of the international sport community to such use. It does not extend to the so-called recreational or hard drugs, except insofar as they may...
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"Strategic Theoretical Parasitism" Reconsidered: Canadian Thinking on Nuclear Weapons and Strategy, 1950-1963
The introduction and subsequent deployment of nuclear weapons is the most significant military development of the post-World War II era. The assumption in Canada has consistently been that Canadians are passive consumers of the nuclear doctrines and...
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[The New Military Humanism: Lessons from Kosovo]
Vancouver: New Star, 1999, 199pp, $18.00 (ISBN 0-921586-74-4)Honourable and well-informed people disagree about NATO's war over Kosovo. Was it justified? Was there an alternative? Was it in accordance with international law, given that the authority...
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The Risks of Selective Europeanization: Russia and Eastern Europe
A LITTLE MORE THAN TEN YEARS AFTER the fall of the Berlin Wall, two intertwined processes are unfolding east of the Oder River: the de-Europeanization of Russia and the re-Europeanization of eastern Europe.(1) The first is more the result of inattention,...
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Time for America to Join the Commonwealth
IT IS TIME FOR THE UNITED STATES to join the Commonwealth. Membership in the Commonwealth would facilitate the kind of globalization that is in the American national interest, and it would serve as a hedge against the emergence of a less benign international...
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[Virtual War: Kosovo & Beyond]
Toronto & Harmondsworth: Viking, Penguin, 2000, 24 pp, $32.00 (ISBN 067089140-1)Honourable and well-informed people disagree about NATO's war over Kosovo. Was it justified? Was there an alternative? Was it in accordance with international law, given...
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[We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda]
New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux, 1998, 356pp, $39.95, (ISBN 0-374-28697-3)In a recurring image, Philip Gourevitch's stories of death in Rwanda follow those who stumble unwittingly over human remains as they go about their business. With a self-proclaimed...
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