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Articles from Vol. 56, No. 1, Winter

[A People Betrayed: The Role of the West in Rwanda's Genocide]
A PEOPLE BETRAYEDThe role of the West in Rwanda's genocideLinda MelvernNew York & London: Zed Books, 2000, xiii, 272pp, US$19.95 paper, ISBN 1-85649-831-xLinda Melvern's new study of the 1994 Rwandan genocide can only be warmly welcomed, in part...
[Canada among Nations 2000: Vanishing Borders]
CANADAReviews by Graham Fraser, Toronto StarCANADA AMONG NATIONS 2000Vanishing bordersEdited by Maureen Appel Molat and Fen Osler HampsonDon Mills ON: Oxford University Press, 2000, xii, 341pp, $28.95 paper, ISBN 0-19-541540-XThe challenge in any series...
[China & Southeast Asia's Ethnic Chinese: State & Diaspora in Contemporary Asia]
CHINA AND SOUTHEAST ASIA'S ETHNIC CHINESEState and diaspora in contemporary AsiaPaul J. BoltWestport CT: Praeger, 2000, 200pp, US$57.50, ISBN 0-275-96647-XThe media seems alternately to celebrate Overseas Chinese investment as the linchpin of China's...
Educational Aid for French Africa and the Canada-Quebec Dispute over Foreign Policy in the 1960s
IN JANUARY 1968, TO THE DISMAY of the federal government of Canada, the government of Quebec accepted an invitation to send provincial representatives to a meeting in Libreville, Gabon, of education ministers of France and the French African states....
Ethical Values and Canadian Foreign Policy: Two Case Studies
IT IS WIDELY EXPECTED THAT SOMETIME IN 2001 there will be a review of Canadian foreign aid policies. In anticipation, Canadian non-government organizations (NGOs) are mobilizing to do what they can to ensure that there is no substantial retreat from...
[For Humanity: Reflections of a War Crimes Investigator]
PEACEKEEPING AND PEACEBUILDINGFOR HUMANITYReflections of a war crimes investigatorRichard J. GoldstoneNew Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2000, xxiv, 152pp, US$18.50, ISBN 0-300-08205-3The twentieth century has been marked by widespread human...
Formulating Canada's Grand Strategy in Asia
Canada will have to escape the mire of the mid-Atlantic mindset and develop a comprehensive economic and political strategy for the Asia Pacific. Daryl Copeland, 1999(f.1)SINCE THE END OF THE COLD WAR, Canada has made important contributions...
[From Fishermen to Fish: The Evolution of Canadian Fishery Policy]
FROM FISHERMEN TO FISHThe evolution of Canadian fishery policyRaymond B. BlakeToronto: Irwin, xvi, 176pp, $19.95, ISBN 0-7725-2822-5Canada's fishing industry has been at the root of our history as a national community. In recent years, on both coasts,...
Homosexual Personnel Policy in the Canadian Forces: Did Lifting the Gay Ban Undermine Military Performance?
AS THE NUMBER OF COUNTRIES THAT PERMIT GAY and lesbian soldiers to serve in the armed forces grows, it is increasingly important to determine whether official decisions to include homosexual service members in the military lead to changes in organizational...
Is All the News Bad News for Peace? Economic Agendas in the Lebanese Civil War
ACADEMIC AND POLICY CIRCLES have recently devoted much attention to agendas in civil wars. Their findings: the economic functions of violence contribute significantly to the duration of civil wars; they also pose serious obstacles to conflict resolution....
Letter from Washington
EVEN BEFORE GEORGE WALKER BUSH was sworn in as the forty-third president of the United States, his administration promised a sea change from the noisy, messy, melodrama of William Jefferson Clinton, a gifted but flawed steward whose presidency seemed...
Lloyd Axworthy's Legacy: Human Security and the Rescue of Canadian Defence Policy
THE POST-COLD WAR DEBATES over whether and how Canada should be involved in overseas conflicts are coming to a close. Canada will both fight and keep the peace, due in large part to Lloyd Axworthy, who stepped down after four years as minister of foreign...
[Regeneration of War-Torn Societies: Global Issues]
REGENERATION OF WAR-TORN SOCIETIESGlobal issuesEdited by Michael PughHoundsmill & London: Macmillan and St Martin's, 2000, xvi, 249pp, US$65.00, ISBN 0-312-23113-XHow societies move from protracted civil war to enduring peace has become the principal...
[Report of the Independent Inquiry into the Actions of the United Nations during the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda]
Report of the Independent Inquiry into the Actions of the United Nations during the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda, UN document S/1999/1257, 16 December 1999, 82pp. Online at http://www.un.org/Docs/sc/letters/1999/1257.The flood of books, commentaries, TV documentaries,...
[Rwanda: The Preventable Genocide. the Report of the International Panel of Eminent Personalities to Investigate the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda & the Surrounding Events]
Rwanda: The Preventable Genocide - The Report of the International Panel of Eminent Personalities to Investigate the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda and the Surrounding Events. [Addis Ababa: Organisation of African Unity], 7 July 2000, xxii, 318pp. Online at...
[The Euro-Asian World: A Period of Transition]
GENERALTHE EURO-ASIAN WORLDA period of transitionEdited by Yelena Kalyuzhnova and Dov LynchLondon: Macmillan, 2000, xxii, 219pp, US$69.95, ISBN 0-312-22949-6This volume is a useful interdisciplinary study of post-socialist countries in transition. Although...
The Further Shore: Canada and Vietnam [1954 to 1965]
IN CANADA THE VIETNAM WAR is primarily remembered as an episode in domestic politics - riots, protests, dissent - or as a peculiarly unfortunate period in Canadian-American relations. In some ways, this is appropriate. The war was, above all, a public...
[The Ingenuity Gap: How Can We Solve the Problems of the Future?]
THE INGENUITY GAPHow can we solve the problems of the future?Thomas Homer-DixonNew York and Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000, 480 pp, $37.95, ISBN 0-676-47148-2This thoughtful and timely book speaks to one of the central anxieties of our age: are we still...
Tracking Change in Canadian ODA: New Directions for Poverty Reduction? Canadian NGO Reflections
IN MARCH 1999, the Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC) and a group of over thirty prominent Canadians urged Prime Minister Jean Chretien to make the goal of ending global poverty the central, and not merely the rhetorical, purpose of...
[Why Peacekeeping Fails]
WHY PEACEKEEPING FAILSDennis C. JettNew York: St Martin's, 2000, xviii, 236pp, US$49.95, ISBN 0-312-22698-5Almost forty years ago, while on peacekeeping duty along with a thousand other Canadians in the Gaza Strip, I encountered a small group of Canadian...