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Articles from Vol. 54, No. 3, Summer

[Angola's Last Best Chance for Peace: An Insider's Account of the Peace Process]
Angola's Last Best Chance for Peace: An Insider's Account of the Peace Process by Paul Hare (Washington: United States Institute of Peace Press, 1998, xix, 182pp, US$14.95 paper).IN THEIR EDITED VOLUME on the roots and resolution of civil wars in Africa,...
Canada and the Security Problem: Implications as the Millennium Turns
THE CONTEXTBROADLY DEFINED, THE CIRCUMSTANCES that we all face as we approach the millennium are well known (or at least widely assumed) and those most commonly cited can be reduced to a series of recurrently trumpeted propositions. Most are blindingly...
Canada's Cultural Trade Quandry: How Do We Resolve the Impasse?
CULTURE TRADE ISSUES HAVE BEEN A BURR under the saddle of Canada-United States trade relations for well over a decade. Notwithstanding the claims of politicians that 'culture was not on the table,' the bilateral free trade agreement negotiated in the...
[Civil Wars in Africa: Roots & Resolution]
Civil Wars in Africa: Roots and Resolution edited by Taisier M. Ali and Robert O. Matthews (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1999, xii, 322pp, $60.00 cloth, $24.95 paper).IN THEIR EDITED VOLUME on the roots and resolution of civil...
[Elections & Conflict Management in Africa]
Elections and Conflict Management in Africa edited by Timothy D. Sisk and Andrew Reynolds (Washington: United States Institute of Peace Press, 1998, 224pp, US$14.95 paper).IN THEIR EDITED VOLUME on the roots and resolution of civil wars in Africa, Taisier...
Fallout from the Global Financial Crisis: Should Capitalism Be Curbed?
WHEN THE SECURITY THREAT of the cold war ended it was commonly thought that the world would be a safer place. Yet the forces unleashed with the collapse of communism brought forth new economic competitors and 'marketization' at the same time that information...
Ghosts of Kigali: Infectious Disease and Global Stability at the Turn of the Century [Effects of Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases on Economic and Political Stability of Nations]
Beyond the enormous suffering of individuals and families, South Africans are beginning to understand the cost [of HIV/AIDS] in every sphere of society, observing with growing dismay its impact on the efforts of our new democracy to achieve...
Magazines and the Canadian Dream: The Struggle to Protect Canadian Periodicals 1955-1965
IN 1960 THE NOVELIST, Hugh MacLennan, wrote a letter that found its way to the desk of Prime Minister John Diefenbaker. 'I have never been more depressed in my life about the future of Canada than I am at the moment,' lamented MacLennan. 'This magazine...
Mules, Missiles, and McCarthy: CNN's Cold War [Series]
THE CASUAL VIEWER of CNN's 24-part Cold War series will come away convinced of at least three things: nuclear missiles are horribly dangerous, Joseph McCarthy was nearly as bad as Joseph Stalin, and American mules are much bigger and stronger than Greek...
[NATO Looks East]
NATO LOOKS EASTPiotr Dutkiewicz and Robert J. JacksonWestport CT: Praeger, 1998, viii, 199pp, US$55.00Winston Churchill once observed that if we do not take change by the hand, it will one day seize us by the throat. One can hardly think of a more fitting...
[NATO & the Future of European Security]
NATO AND THE FUTURE OF EUROPEAN SECURITYSean KayLanham, MA: Rowman and Littlefield, 1998, 199pp, US$59.00 cloth,US$19.95 paperWinston Churchill once observed that if we do not take change by the hand, it will one day seize us by the throat. One can hardly...
[NATO Transformed: The Alliance's New Roles in International Security]
NATO TRANSFORMEDThe Alliance's New Roles in International SecurityDavid S. YostWashington: US Institute of Peace, 1998, xvii, 450pp, US$19.95 paperWinston Churchill once observed that if we do not take change by the hand, it will one day seize us by...
Quagmire in West Africa: Nigerian Peacekeeping in Sierra Leone (1997-1998)
FOLLOWING A LONG PERIOD OF MILITARY RULE, Ahmad Tejan Kabbah was elected president of Sierra Leone on 17 March 1996. Little more than one year later, on 25 May 1997, he and his democratically elected government were overthrown in a bloody coup led by...
South Asia and the Politics of Non-Proliferation
National power is inherent in the system of independent states, and military force is inherent in national power. In influencing the rise, fall, and hierarchy of states, force is the decisive element in the structure of any given international system....
[Terms of Engagement: The United States & the European Security Identity]
TERMS OF ENGAGEMENTThe United States and the European Security IdentityMichael BrennerWestport CT: Praeger, 1998, xii, 124pp, US$49.95 cloth, US$19.95 paperWinston Churchill once observed that if we do not take change by the hand, it will one day seize...
The Ethical Foundations of Liberal Internationalism
IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE COLD WAR several optimistic assessments emerged about the future of world politics, in sharp contrast to the assumptions rooted in political realism that had guided the discipline of international relations (IR) throughout the cold...
The Revolution in Military Affairs: Possible Implications for Canada
Victory smiles upon those who anticipate changes in the character of war, not upon those who wait to adapt themselves after the changes occur. General Guilio DouhetTHE EMINENT MILITARY HISTORIAN, Sir Michael Howard, was once 'tempted to declare...
[Voting for Peace: Postconflict Elections in Liberia]
Voting for Peace: Postconflict Elections in Liberia by Terrence Lyons (Washington: Brookings Institution Press, 1999, xii, 104pp, $14.95 paper).IN THEIR EDITED VOLUME on the roots and resolution of civil wars in Africa, Taisier Ali and Robert Matthews...