Behind the Headlines

Articles from Vol. 54, No. 3, Spring

Around the Branches (Canadian Institute of International Affairs)
Since our last issue of BTH, CIIA branches have been actively working on spring programmes. Nineteen ninety-seven has been designated Canada's Year of Asia Pacific, and the Thunder Bay Branch marked the occasion with a presentation by the National...
Building Partnerships: Perspectives from the Arctic
Canadians believe themselves to be a northern people, and that region plays a central role in our collective imagination and identity. For most of us, however, the association is more romantic than real. Canada's circumpolar ambassador reviews recent...
China and the 21st Century: Collision or Convergence?
At the end of the eighteenth century, an envoy was despatched to Beijing by King George III for the purpose of establishing a formal diplomatic relationship between Britain and China. The mission was not a success, and the emperor of the day was reminded...
John Holmes Library (at the Canadian Institute of International Affairs): Onward and Upward
The snows have receded, reading week is over, and the rush of students completing final term papers is upon us. This is usually the busiest time of the year for the John Holmes Library. Students eager to get the most current and unique information...
New York and Washington Briefing Tour (Canadian Institute of International Affairs Organized a Special Series of Briefings on the American Economy and Political Scene for Canadian Business)
To help strengthen the hand of Canadian business, the CIIA recently organized a special series of briefings on the American economy and political scene at the outset of the new Clinton administration. The first set of briefings was held in New York...
Of Friends and Enemies (Canadian Relations with Cuba in Defiance of the United States)
Like many Canadians, and I expect most fellow members of the CIIA, I experienced a sense of national pride over our recent determined efforts to maintain a distinct approach to relations with Cuba. This is, after all, an old story that goes back 35...
Pacific Century: What's in It for Canada? (Part One)
Much of my career has been spent working in, analyzing, and otherwise developing and promoting Canada's relations with the countries of the Asia Pacific region. Nineteen ninety-seven has been designated as Canada's Year of Asia Pacific (CYAP), and...
Singapore Conference and the World Trade Organization
Sceptics said it could't be done. But last December, most of the world's trade ministers met to review the first two years of progress under the new World Trade Organization. The author finds the results encouraging. The Uruguay Round agreements...
Youth Perspectives Conference 1997
The opportunities for a student of politics to bridge the gap between academic theories and the mechanics of government are rare but some 180 students had the chance to do just that at the 1997 Youth Perspectives Conference on 2-6 January 1997 at Herstmonceux...