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Articles from Vol. 57, No. 1, Winter

Africa [Federalism and Ethnic Conflict in Nigeria] [Ethnicity and Sub-Nationalism in Nigeria]
FEDERALISM AND ETHNIC CONFLICT IN NIGERIARotimi SuberuWashington DC: United States Institute of Peace Press, 2001, xxvi, 247pp, $14.95, ISBN 1-929223-28-5ETHNICITY AND SUB-NATIONALISM IN NIGERIAMichael VickersOxford: WorldView, 2000, xviii, 410pp, [Symbol...
A Journey through the Cold War: A Memoir of Containment and Coexistence
Raymond L. GarthoffWashington DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2001, xv, 416pp, US$49.95 cloth (ISBN 0-8157-0101-2), US$22.95 paper (ISBN 0-8157-0101-2)This is a unique book. The author, Raymond L. Garthoff, spent thirty years in the United States national...
A Not So Benign New Century: Conventional Security Challenges to Canadian Interests
THE TERRORIST ATTACKS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES in September 2001 led the Canadian government to pay renewed attention to the security of the country and its citizens. Whether to provide enhanced protection to Canadians or to assuage concerns in Washington,...
China Looks at the World
Fred Edwards has put in two stints at Beijing Review, in 1989-90 and again in 2000-1. With Shu-ning Sciban of the University of Calgary, he is co-editor of Dragonflies: Fiction by Women in Twentieth Century China (forthcoming, Cornell University Press)....
Death and the Statesman: The Culture and Psychology of US Leaders during War
Joseph B. Underhill-CadyNew York: Palgrave, 2001, xiv, 242pp, US$39.95, ISBN 0-312-23928-9Various psychological studies have shown the ways that cognitive and affective dynamics, as well as personality traits, can affect political decision-making, but...
Engagement with the Past: The Lives and Works of the World War II Generation of Historians
William PalmerLexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2001, 372pp, US$32.00, ISBN 0-8131-2206-6There has been a marked tendency of late in the popular culture to celebrate and occasionally to romanticize the virtues of the Greatest Generation, a group...
From Rhetoric to Reality: Canada, the United States, and the Ottawa Process to Ban Landmines
This article was awarded the Marvin Gelber prize for 2001. Established in recognition of the abiding interest of Marvin Gelber in international affairs and of his many years of service to the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, the prize is...
Guess Who Is Coming to Kananaskis? Civil Society and the G8 in Canada's Year as Host
INTRODUCTIONThe Group of Seven and Eight (G7/8) major market democracies (United States, Japan, Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada, and Russia) is coming to Kananaskis, Alberta, for its annual summit on 26-27 June 2002. The question of who will...
Hanging in There: The G7 and G8 Summit in Maturity and Renewal
Nicholas BayneAldershot: Ashgate, 2000, 246pp, US$69.95, ISBN 0-7546-1185-XDid you know that the G/8 Kananaskis summit is the twenty-eighth in the series? Leadership summits began in 1975 as a G/5 meeting of 'like-minded' among the world's largest economies....
Inventing North America: Canada, Mexico and the United States
Guy PoitrasBoulder CO: Lynne Rienner, 2001, 205pp, US$49.95, ISBN 1-55587-964-0Guy Poitras's contribution to the increasingly voluminous scholarship on North American integration ambitiously tackles the broad swath of challenges that confronted the complex...
It's a Long Way from Halifax to Kananaskis
Gordon Smith was Prime Minister Jean Chretien's Personal Representative to the G7/8 from 1995 to 1997. He now directs the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria, is a Senior Fellow at the Liu Centre at UBC, and is a member of the Commission...
Mugabe, Zimbabwe and Southern Africa: The Struggle for Leadership
INTRODUCTIONJust over two decades ago, in 1980, Zimbabwe successfully made the transition from white-minority rule to black-majority rule in what was then Rhodesia. In its early years, most indicators pointed to substantial economic progress and political...
Politicization of the United States Military: Crisis or Tempest in a Teapot?
IN A SEMINAL ARTICLE ON 'The Widening Gap Between the Military and Society,' Thomas E. Ricks of the Wall Street Journal asserted that: 'The military appears to be becoming politically less representative of society, with a long-term downward trend in...
Smart Sanctions: The Next Steps: The Debate on Arms Embargoes and Travel Sanctions within the "Bonn-Berlin Process"
Edited by Michael BrzoskaBaden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft for the Bonn International Center for Conversion, 2001, 316pp, 95,-DM, ISBN 3-7890-7546-9Making United Nations or other international sanctions more effective remains an important policy...
Stars and Strife: The Coming Conflicts between the USA and the European Union
John RedwoodBasingstoke and New York: Palgrave, 2001, vii, 193pp, US$39.95, ISBN 0-333-91840-1Considering the policy choices available to the United Kingdom in response to an inevitable European super-state, Redwood argues that the fundamental questions...
Terrorism, Freedom and Social Justice: The War in Afghanistan
Emeritus Professor of Economics, McGill University. The author has written extensively on human rights, economic development, and Canadian public policy.Barely into the 21st century, we may already have witnessed its defining event. The horrendous terrorist...
The Making of Chinese Foreign and Security Policy in the Era of Reform
Edited by David LamptonStanford CA: Stanford University Press, 2001, xx, 508pp, US$19.95, ISBN 0-8047-4056-9The study of Chinese foreign policy has come a long way. It is not so long ago that one of the indicators used to assess the significance of a...
The New South Africa
Guy ArnoldNew York and London: Palgrave, 2000, v, 213pp, US$65.00, ISBN 0-312-23517-8It takes a confident reporter to try systematically to cover the current changing terrain of South Africa's political economy and its transition to an uncertain future...
Using Force to Prevent Violence: An Evaluation of Theory and Practice
David Carment and Frank HarveyWestport CT and London: Praeger, 2001, x, 179pp, US$55.00, ISBN 0-275-96979-7Using Force to Prevent Violence builds on quantitative analysis and case studies of Bosnia and Kosovo to evaluate the circumstances that enable...
Who Is My Neighbour? Trudeau and Foreign Policy
High Commissioner for Canada, London, and former ambassador to Rome and to Moscow. Although he was not a member of Prime Minister Trudeau's inner circle, Jeremy Kinsman served him, as did many others, over the years in question. The views and recollections...