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Articles from Vol. 58, No. 4, Fall

Architecture without Blueprints: Opportunities and Challenges for the New Prime Minister in International Development Policy
INTRODUCTION AND CONTEXTFew people could have imagined, even in 1990, the radically different circumstances that would face the world community at the turn of the century; particularly those in the developing world as well as those in richer countries...
Challenges and Opportunities for Canadian Foreign Policy in the Paul Martin Era
THE PURPOSE OF THE ARTICLES in this special issue of the International Journal is to offer suggestions on foreign policy for the new prime minister. In this context, my own task is to review, in very broad terms, some of the challenges and opportunities...
China's Techno-Warriors: National Security and Strategic Competition from the Nuclear to the Information Age
Evan A. FeigenbaumStanford: Stanford University Press, 2003, 360pp, US$55.00, ISBN 0-8047-4601-XAt the recent 10th National People's Congress, a "career general," who never commanded troops in combat, was named minister of defence of the People's Republic...
Collective Insecurity: The Liberian Crisis, Unilateralism, and Global Order
Ikechi MgbeojiVancouver: UBC Press, 2003, xiv, 186pp, $80.00 cloth, ISBN: 0-7748-1036-X, $24.95 paper, ISBN 0-7748-1037-8 (July 2004)In recent times, west Africa has come to represent one of the most explosive regions on the African continent. Indeed,...
First Great Triumph: How Five Americans Made Their Country a World Power
Warren ZimmermannNew York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002, 562pp, US$30.00 cloth, ISBN 0-374-17939-5"Great events do not necessarily have great causes." Wisely forsaking historian AJP Taylor's admonition, Warren Zimmerman, in his illuminating study...
Foreign Policy at the Fringe: Canada and Latin America
BEYOND THE BILATERAL RELATIONSHIP with the United States, the Americas are essentially marginal to Canada's interests, however one defines the latter, and they are likely to remain so in the foreseeable future. In such a context, the challenge for the...
Foreign Policy Challenges for Paul Martin: Canada's International Security Policy in an Era of American Hyperpower and Continental Vulnerability
Irrespective of his field of study, the strategist, who is today's somewhat more scientific counterpart of the sorcerer and soothsayer of yesteryear, should in time be able to recognize at what point and to what extent the dynamics of a system shifts...
Globalization and Maritime Power
Edited by Sam J. TangrediWashington: National Defense University Press, 2002, xx, 613pp, US$49.00 paper, ISBN 1-57906-060-9This is a daunting volume at first sight. It is big and heavy--but it is also a gem. Derived from a major 1998 study of globalization...
"Honey, Are You Still Mad at Me? I've Changed, You Know.": Canada-US Relations in a Post-Saddam/post-Chretien Era
AMONG THE TROUBLESOME ISSUES Paul Martin will inherit upon settling in at 24 Sussex Drive will be relations with Washington. Indeed, these relations have been steadily going downhill since the autumn of 2000: political leaders limit themselves to trading...
Index Volume LVIII 2002-2003
ARTICLESBOTHWELL, ROBERT. Canada-United States relations: options for the 1970s (winter) 65BOUTILIER, JAMES A. The Canadian Navy and the new naval environment in Asia (winter) 181BRECHER, IRVING. In defence of preventive war: a Canadian's perspective...
Memo to Prime Minister Paul Martin [International Economic Policy for a New Liberal Government]
Memo to: Prime Minister Paul MartinSubject: International economic policy for a new Liberal governmentDate: 1 December 2003Action plan: Liberal internationalism needs a championIt is presumptuous, sir, to offer advice to someone who has been as intimately...
Remembering, and Defending, the International States System
IF THE HEDGEHOG KNOWS ONE BIG THING while the fox knows many things, as Archilochus said and Isaiah Berlin reminded us, then modern statesmen need to be both hedgehog and fox. As foxes we are doing well, but as hedgehogs we have forgotten our one big...
The Emergence of the Re-Emergence of Asia and Its Implication for Canada-Asia Relations
IN MAY 1997, ON THE EVE OF THE ASIAN FINANCIAL CRISIS and in the middle of Canada's unfortunately timed "Year of Asia Pacific," the Asian Development Bank (ADB) launched a publication entitled Emerging Asia: Changes and Challenges.(1) This unabashedly...
The Making of National Money: Territorial Currencies in Historical Perspective
Eric HelleinerIthaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2003, 288pp, US$32.50 cloth, ISBN 0-8014-4049-1A Canadian five-dollar bill reveals a lot about our national history and identity. On one side is a picture of Wilfrid Laurier, Canada's first French Canadian...
This Gun's for Hire: A New Look at an Old Issue
UNTIL RECENTLY, THE WORD "MERCENARY" conjured up dim pictures of camouflage-clad white men fighting for nefarious purposes in Africa's wars of decolonization, and seemed about to be consigned to the status of a historical curiosity. The arrival of pivate...
Transatlantic Relations and Canadian Foreign Policy
IN A RECENT PAPER, ROBERT KAGAN(1) argued that the current transatlantic drift can be attributed to the fact that Americans and Europeans see the world in fundamentally different ways. Kagan suggests that Europeans are from Venus and Americans from Mars;...
US Ambassador Paul Cellucci
IN TWO NATIONAL CAPITALS, the stories about Paul Cellucci abound. But like the capitals themselves, the conclusions drawn from these anecdotes are often conflicting and contradictory.In Washington, the US ambassador to Ottawa is a valued member of President...