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Articles from Vol. 59, No. 2, Spring

Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror
Richard ClarkeNew York: Free Press, 2004. xiv, 305pp, $37.50 cloth (ISBN 0-7432-6024-4)Political memoirs--especially, for some reason, those written by Americans--are usually tepid affairs that do not make for a gripping read. Richard Clarke's Against...
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Back to the Future: Canada and Empires
ABOUT FIFTEEN YEARS AGO, the Anglo-American scholar Paul Kennedy published a book on the fate of empires, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers.(1) Kennedy's special field was the British Empire and, not surprisingly, the British imperial experience,...
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Canada and the Use of Force: Reclaiming Human Security
Jutta Brunnee is professor of law and Metcalf Chair in Environmental Law at the University of Toronto, and Stephen J. Toope is president of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and professor of law at McGill University (on leave). The views expressed...
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Comparative Foreign Policies toward Cuba: Plus Ca Change
Peter McKenna is assistant professor in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown and the co-author of Canada-Cuba Relations: The Other Good Neighbor Policy.A GOOD DEAL HAS CHANGED IN THE WORLD since...
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Controlling Weapons in Turbulent Times: Canada and the Future of the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Treaty
INTRODUCTIONA security dilemma problem in international relations refers to a situation where sovereign states, in the context of an anarchic international system, will arm themselves for fear of being dominated by their neighbours.(1) Security dilemmas...
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Embedded Liberalism in the Global Era: Would Citizens Support a New Grand Compromise?
Robert Wolfe is associate professor in the school of policy studies at Queen's University. Matthew Mendelsohn is associate professor in the department of political studies at Queen's University, and is currently on leave serving as deputy minister and...
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Feminist Perspectives on Canadian Foreign Policy
Edited by Claire T. Sjolander, Heather A. Smith and Deborah Stienstra Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2003, xiv, 246pp, $39.95 paper (ISBN 0-19-541836-0)This work is part of a cutting-edge area of foreign policy scholarship examining the ways in which...
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Frigates and Foremasts: The North American Squadron in Nova Scotia Waters, 1745-1815
Julian GwynVancouver; UBC Press, 2003. xiv, 206 pp, $75.00 cloth (ISBN 0-7748-0910-8), $27.95 paper (ISBN 0-7748-0911-6)The basis of all naval history is expressed in three aphorisms coined by successive historians: that war is a continuation of policy...
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John Nelson and the Origins of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs
Lawrence T. Woods is associate professor of political science and international studies at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. The author is indebted to John Howes, the editors of this journal, and three anonymous referees...
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Making a Killing: How and Why Corporations Use Armed Force to Do Business
Madelaine DrohanToronto: Random House Canada, 2003. 376pp, $37.95 cloth (ISBN 0-679-31197-1)With the increased focus upon non-state actors in recent times by both policy-makers and analysts, Madelaine Drohan's book examines arguably the darkest characteristic...
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Miplaced Distrust: Policy Networks and the Environment in France, United States and Canada
Eric MontpetitVancouver: UBC Press, 2003. xii, 154pp, $75.00 cloth (ISBN 0-7748-0908-6), $24.95 paper (ISBN 0-7748-0909-4, July 2004)Cynicism about government and the civil service has been deeply rooted in the public mind for so long that it is now...
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Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World
Margaret MacMillanNew York: Random House, 2003. xxxi, 570pp, $25.95 paper (ISBN 0-375-76052-0)This book has garnered wide praise since its original publication in the United Kingdom in 2001, under the title of Peacemakers. No one who reads Professor...
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Paul Heinbecker
IN MARCH 2003, AT THE HEIGHT OF THE NEGOTIATIONS on a second Security Council resolution on Iraq, Canada's ambassador to the United Nations, Paul Heinbecker, found himself briefly, but determinedly, at centre stage. For a couple of days in the midst...
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Purged. from Memory: The Department of External Affairs and John Holmes
Hector Mackenzie is senior departmental historian at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. The views expressed in this article are those of the author, not the department.ON 26 APRIL 1996, the minister of foreign affairs, Lloyd Axworthy,...
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Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda
Romeo DallaireToronto: Random House Canada, 2003. xxii, 562 pp, $39.95 cloth (ISBN 0-679-31171-8)This is General Romeo Dallaire's day-by-day account of his command of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR) in 1993-1994. The immediate...
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Stepping Stones to Nowhere: The Aleutian Islands, Alaska, and American Military Strategy, 1867-1945
Galen Roger PerrasVancouver: UBC Press, 2003, xiv, 274pp, $85.00 cloth (ISBN 0-7748-0989-2), $25.95 paper (ISBN 0-7748-0990-6)Deeds and dreams of empire have a way of persisting even in the face of cold facts. And where could those facts be colder than...
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The Human Right to Peace
Douglas RocheOttawa: Novalis, 2003, 261pp, $24.95 paper (ISBN 2-89507-409-7)Douglas Roche provides a compelling case for reconsidering conventional wisdom and the prevailing security system. At the outset, Senator Roche writes that "the world faces no...
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The International Criminal Court and the Foreign Policies of the United States
ON 6 MAY 2002, AMERICAN PRESIDENT George W. Bush withdrew the United States' signature from the Rome statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Three months later, Bush signed the American Servicemembers' Protection Act (ASPA) into law. The ASPA...
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The Lion and the Springbok: Britain and South Africa since the Boer War
Ronald Hyam and Peter HenshawCambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xv, 379 pp, US$60.00 cloth (ISBN 0-521-82453-2)The twentieth-century relationship between Britain and South Africa was complicated. As Ronald Hyam and Peter Henshaw demonstrate...
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The Oriental Question: Consolidating a White Man's Province, 1914-41
Patricia E. RoyVancouver: UBC Press, 2003. viii, 334 pp, $85.00 cloth (ISBN 0-7748-1010-6), $29.95 paper (ISBN 0-7748-1011-4, July 2004)Why did Canada pass a Chinese exclusionary act in 1923? Prompted by this deceptively simple question, Patricia Roy...
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The Pre-Emptive Empire: A Guide to Bush's Kingdom
Saul LandauLondon: Pluto Press, 2003. ix, 182pp, $38.95 cloth (ISBN 0-7453-2140-2)As Michael Moore and Ann Coulter can attest, there is a lot of money in partisan political commentary. Reviews of their books on booksellers' websites run into the hundreds,...
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The Purpose of Intervention: Changing Beliefs about the Use of Force
Martha FinnemoreIthaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2003. x, 173pp, US$26.00 cloth (ISBN 0-8014-3845-4)All societies regulate the use of force among members. In international society, those states with the means to use force against others have enforced...
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Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Medium-Power Concern?
GRAND STRATEGIES TO COUNTER THE PROLIFERATION and threat of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) are usually the domain of the world's large powers.(1) This is true despite the fact that WMD have proliferated and are possessed by many more regimes than...
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