Behind the Headlines

Articles from Vol. 54, No. 4, Summer

Canadian Peacekeeping: Where to Now?
For decades, peacekeeping has played a central role in defining Canada's place in the world and in contributing to the international self-image of Canadians. Yet traditional assumptions no longer appear quite so certain, and, in terms of both policy...
Lee Hamilton and Peter Lai Visit Canada's Corporate Community (as a Complement to the Canadian Insitute of International Affairs Annual Briefing to Washington, D.C.)
As a complement to the Canadian Institute of International Affairs annual Briefing Mission to Washington, DC, the Honourable Lee H. Hamilton (Democratic representative for the State of Indiana), Member of the United States House of Representatives,...
Opportunity Lost: Where Was Foreign Policy in the Federal Election?
I was disappointed, although not entirely surprised, that foreign policy did not feature prominently in the recent federal election campaign. In fact, foreign policy had no focus whatsoever, except perhaps in British Columbia where Canada-United States...
Pacific Century: What's in It for Canada? (Part Two)
After almost a decade of primary focus on North American and hemispheric relations, the Asia Pacific has again emerged as a Canadian foreign policy priority. For reasons set out in the last issue, I believe that this country will have to run hard -...
Population, Food, and Human Survival: Was Malthus Right? (According to Club of Rome Report of Early 1970s We Should Now Have Acute Resource Shortage and Be on the Brink of Institutional Collapse)
According to the Club of Rome report released in the early 1970s, the world should now be in a situation of acute resource shortage and on the brink of institutional collapse. This hasn't happened. But does that mean it won't? In his first essay...
Towards a New Multilateralism: Canada and the Landmine Ban
The end of the cold war has opened up exciting possibilities for middle-power diplomacy and restored faith in the conviction that countries like Canada can make a difference. The Ottawa process, to achieve an international tready banning landmines,...