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Articles from Vol. 57, No. 4, Fall

A Trading Nation: Canadian Trade Policy from Colonialism to Globalization
CANADACanadian trade policy from colonialism to globalizationMichael HartVancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2002, xv, 556pp, $85.00 cloth (ISBN 0-7748-0894-2), $29.95 paper (ISBN 0-7748-0895-0)The work of historians and bureaucrats ought...
Bending with the Wind: The Continuity and Flexibility of Thai Foreign Policy
AN ANCIENT SIAMESE PROVERB likens foreign policy to the 'bamboo in the wind'; always solidly rooted, but flexible enough to bend whichever way the wind blows in order to survive.(1) More than mere pragmatism, this adage reflects a long-cherished, philosophical...
Building Peace in West Africa
PEACEKEEPING AND PEACEBUILDINGLiberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea-BissauAdekeye AdebajoBoulder CO: Lynne Rienner for International Peace Academy, 2001, 192pp, US$14.95, ISBN 1-58826-077-1In his 1992 Agenda for Peace, the former secretary general of the...
Conflict Unending: India-Pakistan Tensions since 1947
ASIAReviews by Steven H. LeeUniversity of British ColumbiaIndia-Pakistan tensions since 1947Sumit GangulyNew York: Columbia University Press, 2001, 187pp, US$18.50, ISBN 0-231-12369-8Ganguly provides a succinct analysis of the four Indo-Pakistani Wars...
East Asia at the Centre: Four Thousand Years of Engagement with the World
ASIAReviews by Steven H. LeeUniversity of British ColumbiaFour thousand years of engagement with the worldWarren I. CohenNew York: Columbia University Press, 2000, xvii, 516pp, US$36.50, ISBN 0-231-101-082Remarkably, this book does not so much replace...
International Environmental Politics: The Limits of Green Diplomacy
MISCELLANEOUSThe limits of green diplomacyLee-Anne BroadheadBoulder CO: Lynne Rienner 2002, xvi, 223pp, US$55.00 cloth (ISBN 1-58825-002-5), US$19.95 paper (ISBN 1-58826-068-2)Currently, when the discussion of the Kyoto agreement is especially intense,...
International Financial Architecture and the Resolution of Financial Crises
Governor of the Bank of Canada. This is a slightly revised version of a speech given to the National Capital Branch of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs on 14 May 2002.THE PREAMBLE TO THE BANK OF CANADA ACT calls on the Bank to promote...
Keeping the Peace in the Cyprus Crisis of 1963-64
PEACEKEEPING AND PEACEBUILDINGAlan JamesBasingstoke and New York: 2002, xxi, 241pp, US$68.00, ISBN 0-333-74857-3The Cyprus crisis of 1963-4 was a major turning point in the ethnic relations between the two communities of the island. The outbreak of fighting...
Keystone: The American Occupation of Okinawa and US-Japanese Relations
ASIAReviews by Steven H. LeeUniversity of British ColumbiaThe American occupation of Okinawa and U.S.-Japanese relationsNicholas Evan SarantakesCollege Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2000, 264pp, US$34.95, ISBN 0-89096-969-8Sarantakes examines...
Korean Endgame: A Strategy for Reunification and US Disengagement
ASIAReviews by Steven H. LeeUniversity of British ColumbiaA strategy for reunification and U.S. disengagementSelig S. HarrisonPrinceton: Princeton University Press, 2002, 409pp, US$29.95, ISBN 0-691-09604-XAccording to former President Jimmy Carter,...
Lessons from Former Yugoslavia [Kosovo and the Challenge of Humanitarian Intervention: Selective Indignation, Collective Action, and International Citizenship] [from Peacekeeping to Peacemaking: Canada's Response to the Yugoslav Crisis] [Europe's Nightmare: The Struggle for Kosovo]
Canadian ambassador to (former) Yugoslavia from 1983-7. Since retiring from the foreign service in 1994, the author has given a course in Balkan affairs at the Institute of European and Russian Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa.Kosovo and the Challenge...
Living Silence: Burma under Military Rule
ASIAReviews by Steven H. LeeUniversity of British ColumbiaBurma under military ruleChristian FinkLondon: Zed Books, 2001, 286pp, US$19.95, ISBN 1-8564-9926XDedicated to 'Friends in Burma,' Living Silence traces the turbulent history of Myanmar, focusing...
Over Here and over There: Canada-US Defence Cooperation in an Era of Interoperability
CANADACanada-US defence cooperation in an era of interoperabilityEdited by David G. HaglundKingston ON: Queen's Quarterly for Centre for International Relations, Queen's University, 2001, 279pp, $15.00, ISSN 0033-6041Over the past several years, much...
Peace Enforcement: The United Nations Experience in Congo, Somalia, and Bosnia
PEACEKEEPING AND PEACEBUILDINGThe United Nations experience in Congo, Somalia, and BosniaJane BouldenWestport CT: Praeger, 2001, xii, 161pp, ISBN 0-275-96906-1The United Nation controversial and, at times, disappointing encounters with the use of force...
Regimenting the Public Mind: The Modernization of Propaganda in the PRC
Lecturer in Political Science, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. The research for this article was begun on a post-doctoral fellowship at the Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies, Lund University, Sweden, and completed with...
The Bridge at No Gun Ri: A Hidden Nightmare from the Korean War
ASIAReviews by Steven H. LeeUniversity of British ColumbiaA hidden nightmare from the Korean WarCharles J. Hanley, Sang-Hun Choe, and Martha MendozaNew York: Henry Holt, 2001, 313 pp, $38.95, ISBN 0-8050-6658-6This culturally sensitive and moving narrative...
The Challenge of Targeting Economic Sanctions [Smart Sanctions: Targeting Economic Statecraft] [Sanctions and the Search for Security: Challenges to UN Action]
Smart Sanctions: Targeting Economic Statecraft,, edited by David Cortright and George A. Lopez (Lanham MD: Rowan & Littlefield, 2002, xvi, 259pp, US$72.00 cloth, ISBN 0-7425-0142-6, US$27.95, ISBN 0-7425-0143-4)Sanctions and the Search for Security:...
The Clash of Security Identities: The Question of Turkey's Membership in the European Union
The author is a PhD student at the University of Bilkent, Turkey. He would like to thank one anonymous referee.THE MAIN CONTENTION OF THIS ARTICLE is that security considerations play a vital role in determining the attitudes of the European Union (EU)...
The Global Trading System: From Seattle to Doha
Dr Dilip K. Das was educated at the Graduate Institute for International Studies, University of Geneva. He has published extensively on international trade, international finance, and globalization related issues. His most recent books are The Global...
The Responsibility to Protect: Assessing the Report of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty
Jennifer Welsh is University Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Somerville College. Carolin Thielking is a doctoral student in International Relations at Oxford. S. Neil MacFarlane is the Lester B. Pearson...
Transforming Gender and Development in East Asia
ASIAReviews by Steven H. LeeUniversity of British ColumbiaEdited by Esther Ngan-ling ChowNew York: Routledge, 2002, 268pp, US$22.95, ISBN 0-4159-2492-8This original collection of articles explores the role of gender in shaping contemporary Asian society...
U.S.-Japan Relations in a Changing World
ASIAReviews by Steven H. LeeUniversity of British ColumbiaEdited by Steven K. VogelWashington DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2002, x, 286pp, US$46.50 cloth (ISBN 0-8157-0630-8), US$18.95 paper (ISBN 0-8157-0629-4)This volume provides a two-part evaluation...
Whose Trojan Horses?
AMIDST THE PARALLEL DEBATES over transatlantic relations and further enlargement of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), policy-makers and analysts have looked to the countries of central and eastern Europe as reliably pro-American counterweights...