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Articles from Vol. 55, No. 2, Spring

A Global Bioprospecting Regime: Partnership or Piracy?
THE CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (CBD) is one of the most complex and demanding of recent international environmental agreements. It came into existence at a time when contemporary concerns over the rapid loss of biodiversity in the northern and,...
[A Great Wall: Six Presidents & China, an Investigative History]
New York: Public Affairs for the Century Foundation, xvi, 476pp, US$40.00, ISBN 1-891620-37-1PATRICK TYLER, A FORMER New York Times Beijing bureau chief, makes the case for pragmatism and restraint in Washington's China policy.His history of Sino-United...
Ann-Sofie Dahl's Stockholm
SWEDEN MAY THINK OF ITSELF as the self-evident centre of the universe, but, to the outside world, it may seem a geographically distant and politically rather uninteresting place. The exception would be for those who cherish its solid image as an early...
Developing a European Intervention Force: The Politics of Sequencing, Autonomy and Ready Access [European Security & Defence Identity]
THIS ARTICLE EXAMINES THE ATTEMPT by members of the European Union (EU) and allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to work out the political details of a European intervention capacity. In the so- called Berlin model of June 1996, which...
Directions in Canada's International Security Policy: From Marginal Actor at the Centre to Central Actor at the Margins
INTRODUCTION: DEFENCE AND SECURITYFor some time now, Canadians have not been overly concerned about national defence.(f.1) They have felt no threat of imminent invasion; they have not seen their core values or institutions under challenge by some foreign,...
[Evolution of US Peacekeeping Policy under Clinton: A Fairweather Friend?]
Tested Metal: Canada's Peacekeepers at War by Scott Taylor and Brian Nolan (Ottawa: Esprit de Corps, 1998, 263pp. $29.95)Soldiers of Diplomacy: The United Nations, Peacekeeping, and the New World Order by Jocelyn Coulon, trans. Phyllis Aronoff and Howard...
[Independence Years: The Selected Indian & Commonwealth Papers of Nicholas Mansergh]
New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1999, xv, 274pp, [Symbol Not Transcribed]15.99, ISBN 0-19-564847-1Nicholas Mansergh, who died in 1991, was a noted historian whose writing on India, Ireland, and the modern Commonwealth provided a rich source of enlightenment...
[India's Nuclear Bomb: The Impact on Global Proliferation]
Berkeley CA: University of California Press, 1999, xiv, 597pp, $39.95, ISBN 0-520-21772-1Ongoing moves by India and Pakistan toward nuclearization of the subcontinent pose a profound challenge to regional and international security. Not only do these...
[Kosovo Crossing: American Ideals Meet Reality on the Balkan Battlefields]
New York: Free Press, 1999, 210pp, $31.00, ISBN 0-684-86889-XFew 20th century principles have been as destructive for the Balkans, particularly the former Yugoslavia, as the now internationally sanctified doctrine of the right to national self-determination....
[Milosevic: Portrait of a Tyrant]
New York: Free Press, 1999, 304pp, $37.00, ISBN 0-684-84308-0Who is Slobodan Milosevic, president of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, former president of Serbia, rabid nationalist (or not), and chief architect (perhaps inadvertently) of the destruction...
National Differences and the NAFTA
NO DOUBT MANY OF THOSE WHO WITNESSED the demonstrations against the meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Seattle, Washington, in November 1999 gave some second thoughts to where they stand in relation to the seemingly inexorable progress...
[Peace in the Midst of Wars: Preventing & Magnaging International Ethnic Conflicts]
Tested Metal: Canada's Peacekeepers at War by Scott Taylor and Brian Nolan (Ottawa: Esprit de Corps, 1998, 263pp. $29.95)Soldiers of Diplomacy: The United Nations, Peacekeeping, and the New World Order by Jocelyn Coulon, trans. Phyllis Aronoff and Howard...
Pursuing Free Trade: Canada, the Western Hemisphere and the European Union
IN RECENT YEARS, THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT has emerged as a leading proponent of western hemispheric trade liberalization and transatlantic free trade. Its efforts to transform the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) into a Free Trade Area of the...
Sanctions through the Looking Glass: The Spectrum of Goals and Achievements
ONE OF THE MANY UNEXPECTED RESULTS of the end of the cold war has been the frequent use of sanctions by the United Nations Security Council to deal with crises arising between and within member states. In the past decade, three major cases have involved...
[Soldiers of Diplomacy: The United Nations, Peacekeeping & the New World Order]
Tested Metal: Canada's Peacekeepers at War by Scott Taylor and Brian Nolan (Ottawa: Esprit de Corps, 1998, 263pp. $29.95)Soldiers of Diplomacy: The United Nations, Peacekeeping, and the New World Order by Jocelyn Coulon, trans. Phyllis Aronoff and Howard...
[Tested Mettle: Canada's Peacekeepers at War]
Tested Metal: Canada's Peacekeepers at War by Scott Taylor and Brian Nolan (Ottawa: Esprit de Corps, 1998, 263pp. $29.95)Soldiers of Diplomacy: The United Nations, Peacekeeping, and the New World Order by Jocelyn Coulon, trans. Phyllis Aronoff and Howard...
The Canadian Middle Power Myth
THE RHETORIC OF 'MIDDLEPOWERHOOD' has dominated Canada's external political identity since the Second World War. Middle-power status has been used to justify a voice in international organizations, leadership in international initiatives, and consultation...
The Debt Crisis: Perspectives of a Bilateral Donor
INTRODUCTIONIn recent years public and media attention to the debt problems of developing countries has been growing. In contrast to the crisis of the 1980s, which largely affected middle-income countries burdened by private commercial debt, the present...
[The G8's Role in the New Millennium]
Aldershot: Ashgate, 1999, xv, 191pp, US$69.95The Group of Seven, which, with the addition of Russia, has become the Group of Eight (G7/G8), is a peculiar institution. Although it can be argued that it is the most important source of global governance,...
[The Russian Presidency]
New York: St Martin's, 1999, xxiii, 200pp, US$45.00, ISBN 0-312-22357- 9After 300 years of the Romanovs and 70 of communism, it is a wonder Russia has any democracy at all. Westerners often justify their pessimism about Russian prospects for just this...
[War of the Words: Washington Tackles the Yugoslav Conflict]
Westport CT: Greenwood, 1999, 285pp, $39.95, ISBN 0275-96609-7No one who has followed the disintegration of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1990-1 and the subsequent internecine wars through the media will have been able to detect any...
Whither Bali?
LYING NEAR THE MIDDLE OF THE VAST INDONESIAN ARCHIPELAGO, which from east to west extends over more than 5000 km, the island of Bali also finds itself in the midst of the turmoils that have plagued the Republic of Indonesia for the past three years....