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Articles from Vol. 63, No. 1, Winter

A BLUE WATER NAVY: The Official Operational History of the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War, 1943-1945. Volume II, Part 2
A BLUE WATER NAVY The Official Operational History of the Royal Canadian Navy in the second World War, 1943-1945. Volume II, Part 2 W.A.B. Douglas, Roger Sarty, Michael Whitby, with Robert H. Caldwell, William Johnston and William G.P. Rawling St. Catharines:...
A HUNDRED HORIZONS: The Indian Ocean in the Age of Global Empire
A HUNDRED HORIZONS The Indian Ocean in the Age of Global Empire Sugata Bose Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006. 333pp, US$27.95 doth (ISBN 978-0674021570)For those who have a penchant for pondering the past on grand scales, these are exciting...
Annual Review of Global Peace Operations 2007
ANNUAL REVIEW OF GLOBAL PEACE OPERATIONS 2007 Center on International Cooperation Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2007. 391pp, US$25.00 paper (ISBN 9781588265098)The world is a better place because of the United Nations: because it exists, because of what...
Canadian Muslims and Foreign Policy
Canadian Muslims are increasingly active and prominent in political and media circles. Still, little is known about the groups that claim to represent them; surprisingly few academic studies have been conducted about the community's political organization...
CONTESTED LANDS: Israel-Palestine, Kashmir, Bosnia, Cyprus and Sri Lanka
CONTESTED LANDS Israel-Palestine, Kashmir, Bosnia, Cyprus and Sri Lanka Sumantra Bose Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007. 32gpp, US$27-95 cloth (ISBN 978-0674024472)When I visited Bosnia in 1998 it was the first time in a year and a half that...
David Frum: The Son of a Canadian Icon Has Found an Audience South of the Border
There are many anecdotes chronicling David Frum's commitment to conservatism, but perhaps the most telling comes from his wife, journalist Danielle Crittenden: "I think I was the only conservative woman outside of his sister that he'd ever met...We're...
Dually Divided?: The Risks of Linking Debates over Citizenship to Attachment to Canada
INTRODUCTIONCanada's dual citizens have become the object of increasing attention from policymakers and researchers in immigration and international affairs. A number of unrelated events have triggered the recent interest in such matters. The evacuation...
Fear and Loathing in Jus Cogens: A Journey to the Heart of International Law
We were somewhere around custom on the edge of the convention when the doctrine began to take hold.1 The purpose of this essay is to take a Hunter S. Thompson-like journey to the heart of international law, to circumvent the banality of the discipline-a...
Franklin Roosevelt's Foreign Policy and the Welles Mission
FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT'S FOREIGN POLICY AND THE WELLES MISSION J. Simon Rofe New York: Palgrave, 2007. x, 270pp, $69.95 cloth (ISBN 1-4039-8073-1)In February and March 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sent his closest foreign policy adviser, Under secretary...
History and Policy
What are the benefits, if any, to rigorously applying historical knowledge and methodology to the making of US foreign policy? Are there advantages for policymakers in thinking about the past in a serious way, and should historians consider these decision-makers...
IRRESISTIBLE EMPIRE: America's Advance through 20th Century Europe
IRRESISTIBLE EMPIRE America's Advance through 2Oth Century Europe Victoria de Grazia Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005. 586 pp, US$i9-95 paper (ISBN 978-0674022348)On the eve of US entry into World War I, Woodrow Wilson spoke on international...
Marginalizing Identity: The I and the Other of a Second-Generation Canadian
What does it mean to be Canadian? Or rather, what does it mean to have a Canadian identity? I cannot speak for every second-generation Canadian, nor do I want to. I can only speak of my experience as a second-generation Canadian of Barbadian descent...
Multiculturalism, Transnationalism, and the Hijacking of Canadian Foreign Policy: A Pseudo-Problem?
Visitors from abroad, and many Canadians themselves, see "multiculturalism" as a defining and positive feature of this country. Nonetheless, since its inception as a federal government policy in 1971, multiculturalism has generated significant critical...
Redefining "Diaspora": The Challenge of Connection and Inclusion
Current definitions of "diaspora"-definitions used by the academy and policymakers alike-contribute to the marginalization of immigrant, minority, and ethnic communities, in terms of both societal inclusion and inclusion in the foreign policy process....
Rejection and Possibility: Being "Home"
As my sandaled foot hit the dirt ground, I took a deep breath and proceeded to enter an environment alien to me. What felt like one hundred hands were waving in my face, the owners of them complete strangers to me. We had finally arrived in Mogadishu...
RELUCTANT CRUSADERS: Power, Culture, and Change in American Grand Strategy
RELUCTANT CRUSADERS Power, Culture, and Change in American Grand Strategy Colin Dueck Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2006, 224pp, $29.97 (ISBN-10 0691124639)The United States responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks by embarking on...
Terrorism: An International Crime
The 21st century has seen a marked increase in the prevalence of failed and failing states and an equally significant increase in acts of domestic and international terrorism.1 The challenge at the present time is for the international community of nations...
THE HORSESHOE TABLE: An Inside View of the Security Council
THE HORSESHOE TABLE An Inside View of the Security council Chinmaya R. Gharekhan New Delhi: Dorling Kindersley (India), 2006. 328pp, US$20-95 cloth (ISBN 81-7758-453-7)Ambassador Gharekhan provides a useful glimpse into how the security council really...
THE INVINCIBLE QUEST: The Life of Richard Milhous Nixon
THE INVINCIBLE QUEST The Life of Richard Milhous Nixon Conrad Black Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2007. 1059pp, $45.00 cloth (ISBN 978-0-7710-1123-8)Ever since Boswell completed his famous biography of Johnson more than 200 years ago, it has been...
The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy
THE ISRAEL LOBBY AND U.S. FOREIGN POLICY John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt Toronto: Viking Canada 2007. 484pp, $34.00 cloth (ISBN 0-670-06725-3)When you check in at the American Colony Hotel in Jerusalem, the favourite watering hole of foreign...
The Penguin History of Canada
THE PENGUIN HISTORY OF CANADA Robert Bothwell Toronto: Penguin Canada, 2006. 596pp, $39.00 cloth (ISBN 978-0140149982)To write a history of your own country is to accept the challenge of familiarity, not just your own but that of your readers. They will...
Transnationalism, Active Citizenship, and Belonging in Canada
Transnational identities, practices, and institutions are not really new and have likely existed in some form over the past few hundred years and perhaps back to the peace of Westphalia in the mid iooos. While the technological transformations in previous...
Wanting to Change My Country-Canada
Until I was six, I didn't realize there was a difference between myself and anyone else. Race and colour were of no significance to me until one day when a classmate in Bradford, Ontario, asked me with a frown, Why are you so brown? My only logical explanation...
What Are We?: From a Multicultural to a Multiversal Canada
Samuel Huntington's most recent book, Who Are We? The Challenges to America's National Identity, contends that the future of American democracy rests on the prospect of defending the Anglo-Protestant culture that has been centre stage in US political...