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Articles from Vol. 55, No. 1, Winter

Ann MacMillan's London
IT IS STRANGELY REASSURING that three big issues in Britain this autumn were sex, spies, and sovereignty. All are familiar themes that have cropped up regularly in this country for the past century, if not the past millennium. Politicians and pundits...
Australia's Foreign Policy after Timor
THE SETTINGIn July 1997, John Howard's conservative government honoured an election promise and issued In the National Interest, Australia's first ever white paper on foreign and trade policies. Election promises, like pie-crusts, are made to be broken,...
[Canada among Nations 1999: A Big League Player?]
CANADA AMONG NATIONS 1999A big league player?Edited by Fen Osler Hampson, Michael Hart, and Martin Rudner Don Mills: Oxford University Press Canada, 1999, xii, 273pp, $26.95, ISBN 0-19-541458-6The first of the annual Canada Among Nations volumes, a project...
[Chechnya: Calamity in the Caucasus]
Russia Confronts Chechnya: Roots of a Separatist Conflict by John B. Dunlop (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998, xi, 234 pp, $54.95 cloth, $18.95 paper). Chechnya: Calamity in the Caucasus by Carlotta Gall and Thomas de Waal (New...
[Chechnya: Tombstone of Russian Power]
Russia Confronts Chechnya: Roots of a Separatist Conflict by John B. Dunlop (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998, xi, 234 pp, $54.95 cloth, $18.95 paper). Chechnya: Calamity in the Caucasus by Carlotta Gall and Thomas de Waal (New...
China's Economy after Fifty Years: Retrospect and Prospect
AS THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA CELEBRATED its fiftieth anniversary, economists look back on a remarkable kaleidoscope of events and policy shifts that, despite episodes of vast suffering and waste, have brought enormous material benefits to China's...
[China's Transition]
CHINA'S TRANSITIONAndrew Nathan, with contributions by Tianjian Shi and Helena V.S. Ho New York: Columbia University Press, 1999, xiv, 313pp, US$16.50, ISBN 0-231-11023-5This book is not, as one might expect, about the transition of the economic system...
[Development as Freedom: Human Capability & Global Need]
Amartya SenNew York and Toronto: Knopf and Random House, 1999, xvi, 366pp, $41.50, ISBN 0-375-40619-0Enhancing people's freedoms is what development is all about, not just as an end objective, but also as the primary means to achieving it. This is the...
[Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan]
DUTCHA memoir of Ronald ReaganEdmund MorrisNew York: Random House, 1999, xx, 874pp, $49.95, ISBN 0-394-55508-2Edmund Morris had the opportunity that every presidential scholar longs for: for approximately four years he was granted access to a serving...
[Foreign Ministries: Change & Adaptation]
FOREIGN MINISTRIESChange and adaptationEdited by Brian HockingBasingstoke and New York: Macmillan/St Martin's, 1999, xiv, 281 pp, US$65.00For many observers, today's foreign ministries (FMs) seem an odd sort of endangered species. Traditional diplomacy...
[Heavenly Serbia: From Myth to Genocide]
The Politics of Serbia in the 1990s by Robert Thomas (New York: Columbia University Press, 1999, xx, 443pp, US$47.50 cloth, US$18.50 paper)The War in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Ethnic Conflict and International Intervention by Steven L. Burg and Paul S. Shoup...
[Inside Terrorism]
INSIDE TERRORISMBruce HoffmanNew York: Columbia University Press, New York, 1998, 288pp, US$24.95Bruce Hoffman has produced an up-to-date, information-filled and frequently insightful guide to the last 30 years of international terrorism. The early chapters...
[Light Weapons & Civil Conflict: Controlling the Tools of Violence]
LIGHT WEAPONS AND CIVIL CONFLICTControlling the Tools of ViolenceEdited by Jeffrey Boutwell and Michael KlareLanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1999, xii, 262pp, US$65.00cloth, US$22.95 paper, ISBN 0-8476-9484-4/0-8476-9485-2Light Weapons and Civil...
[On My Country & the World]
ON MY COUNTRY AND THE WORLDMikhail GorbachevNew York: Columbia University Press, 2000, 300 pp, US$29.95, ISBN 0-231-115148Mikhail Gorbachev's first set of memoirs, released in 1996, was a disappointment. They were plodding and dull, replete with the...
Outside Agents and the Politics of Peacebuilding and Reconciliation
AT THE CLOSE OF ONE OF THE MORE INFAMOUS CENTURIES in recorded history, we must also acknowledge one of its most violent decades, marked by two apparently contradictory trends in international politics. The first was a substantial increase in violent...
[Pondering NATO's Nuclear Options: Gambits for a Post-Westphalian World]
PONDERING NATO'S NUCLEAR OPTIONSGambits for a Post-Westphalian WorldEdited by David G. HaglundKingston: Queens University/Queen's Quarterly, 1999, 208pp, $9.50 paperThe end of the cold war has seen the emergence of a range of new players, new problems,...
"Preponderant Power": NATO and the New Balkans
THE COLLAPSE OF SOVIET POWER in the late 1980s resulted in strategic realignments on a grand scale. The reorientation of the transatlantic alliance and the emergence of ethnonationalist conflicts in Europe were two key developments prompted by the demise...
[Prisoner of the Mountains]
Russia Confronts Chechnya: Roots of a Separatist Conflict by John B. Dunlop (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998, xi, 234 pp, $54.95 cloth, $18.95 paper). Chechnya: Calamity in the Caucasus by Carlotta Gall and Thomas de Waal (New...
Promises Made, Promises Broken: Questioning Canada's Commitments to Climate Change
INTRODUCTIONDuring the autumn of 1997, the environment was on the front pages of Canadian newspapers in a way not seen since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. A vigorous and very public debate...
[Russia Confronts Chechnya: Roots of a Separatist Conflict]
Russia Confronts Chechnya: Roots of a Separatist Conflict by John B. Dunlop (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998, xi, 234 pp, $54.95 cloth, $18.95 paper). Chechnya: Calamity in the Caucasus by Carlotta Gall and Thomas de Waal (New...
[Sanctioning Saddam: The Politics of Intervention in Iraq]
SANCTIONING SADDAMThe politics of intervention in IraqSarah Graham-BrownLondon & New York: I.B. Tauris, 1999, xx, 380pp, US$35.00, ISBN 1-86064-473-2Comprehensive economic sanctions were imposed on Iraq by the United Nations Security Council in August...
Slovenia and NATO Enlargement
THE ENLARGEMENT OF THE North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) into central-east Europe has been the subject of lively debate for almost a decade. Opinions and positions on this subject in Europe and North America have ranged from angry denunciations...
The Hague Appeal for Peace Conference: Reflections on Civil Society and NGOs
INTRODUCTIONScholars of international relations have always been concerned with the activities of non-state entities in the complex web of structures and actors in world affairs. Some reject the idea that non-state organizations play a significant role...
The Politicization and Nationalization of Hong Kong during the Asian Financial Crisis
SINCE THE SUMMER OF 1997, THE WORLD HAS BECOME acutely aware of the 'Asian financial flu' that has dislocated the economies and destabilized the politics of Asia. Its symptoms have been manifest: major banks and corporations have defaulted on their loans...
[The Politics of Serbia in the 1990s]
The Politics of Serbia in the 1990s by Robert Thomas (New York: Columbia University Press, 1999, xx, 443pp, US$47.50 cloth, US$18.50 paper)The War in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Ethnic Conflict and International Intervention by Steven L. Burg and Paul S. Shoup...
[The Treaty of Versailles: A Reassessment after 75 Years]
THE TREATY OF VERSAILLESA reassessment after 75 yearsEdited by Manfred F. Boemeke, Gerald D.Feldman, Elisabeth Glaser Washington and Cambridge: German Historical Institute and University of Cambridge Press, 1998, 656pp, US$90.00, ISBN 0521621321John...
[The War in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Ethnic Conflict & International Intervention]
The Politics of Serbia in the 1990s by Robert Thomas (New York: Columbia University Press, 1999, xx, 443pp, US$47.50 cloth, US$18.50 paper)The War in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Ethnic Conflict and International Intervention by Steven L. Burg and Paul S. Shoup...