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Articles from Vol. 56, No. 4, Fall

[Alliance Policies, Kosovo & NATO's War: Allied Forces or Forced Allies]
MISCELLANEOUSEdited by Pierre Martin and Mark R. BrawleyNew York and Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001, xiv, 246pp, US$49.95, ISBN 0-312-23817-7Books on the Balkans continue to abound. It is too early to say whether or not they will be replaced by an orgy...
[Asad's Legacy: Syria in Transition]
MIDDLE EASTReviews by Louis A. Delvoie, Queen's UniversityEyal ZisserNew York: New York University Press, 2001, xxii, 218pp, US$34.95, ISBN 0-814-796974During its first twenty-five years of existence as an independent state, Syria was beset by political...
Beyond Transnational Governance
REFERENCES TO WORLD GOVERNMENT have long been treated as utopian notions held by a few visionaries. This much-dismissed vision is re-examined here in light of the fact that self-determination based on national governments, to the extent that it existed...
[Comrades at Odds: The United States & India, 1947-1964]
ASIAReviews by Steven Lee, University of British ColumbiaAndrew RotterIthaca NY: Cornell University Press, 2000, xxix, 337 pp, US$55.00 cloth (ISBN 0-8014-3449-1), US$19.95 paper (ISBN 0-8014-8460-x)Andrew Rotter, professor of history at Colgate University,...
[Diplomatic Departures: The Conservative Era in Canadian Foreign Policy, 1984-93]
CANADAEdited by Nelson Michaud and Kim Richard NossalVancouver: UBC Press, 2001, xviii, 326pp, $85.00, ISBN 0774808640It is a truism that no period in history is as mysterious as the recent past - colours but not images, facts sensed but beyond immediate...
Foreign Policy Reviews Reconsidered
President of the International Peace Academy (IPA) in New York. David Malone was Director General of the Policy Staff, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in Ottawa, 1994-5, and co-ordinated preparation of the 1995 government foreign...
[Global Limits: Immanuel Kant, International Relations & Critique of World Politics]
MISCELLANEOUSMark F.N. FrankeAlbany: State University of New York Press, 2001, x, 265pp, US$19.95, ISBN 0-7914-4988-2.The thought of the eighteenth century philosopher, Immanuel Kant, has been widely used and debated in international relations, especially...
[Hirohito & the Making of Modern Japan]
ASIAReviews by Steven Lee, University of British ColumbiaHerbert P. BixNew York: Random Perennial, 2001, xi, 814pp, $27.50, ISBN 0-0609-3130-2This book sets out to alter the perception that Japan's Emperor Hirohito was a simple figure-head of the governments...
[How to Prevent Genocide: A Guide for Policymakers, Scholars & the Concerned Citizen]
MISCELLANEOUSJohn HeidenrichWestport CT: Praeger, 2001, xvi, 277pp, US$39.95, ISBN 0-275-96987-8This book suffers from an ambitious title. Though it offers many interesting possibilities, it does not satisfactorily answer the question of how to prevent...
[Human Security & New Diplomacy: Protecting People, Promoting Peace]
CANADAEdited by Rob McRae and Don HubertMontreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001, xxii, 279pp, $75.00 cloth (ISBN 0-7735-2200-x), $27.95 paper (ISBN 0-7735-2218-2)This is an unusual book. In an era in which scholarly publishing on...
Index 2000-2001
ARTICLESA, DR. Whither NATO-Russia co-operation? 324ACHARYA, AMITAV. Human security: East versus West 442ANDERSON, GREG. Hemispheric integration in the post-Seattle era: the promise and the problems for the FTAA 205BELKIN, AARON, & JASON MCNICHOL....
[In the Shadow of a Saint: A Son's Journey to Understand His Father's Legacy]
MISCELLANEOUSIN THE SHADOW OF A SAINTKen WiwaToronto: Knopf Canada, 2000, 261pp, $34.95, ISBN 0676-97173-3On 10 November 1995, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Nigerian activist and champion of the rights of the Ogoni people, was executed. In trying to come to terms with...
[Iran, Islam & Democracy: The Politics of Managing Change]
MIDDLE EASTReviews by Louis A. Delvoie, Queen's UniversityAli M. AnsariLondon: Royal Institute of International Affairs, 2000, xvii, 240pp, [Symbol Not Transcribed]16.95, ISBN 0-86203-119-7.Are Islam and democracy incompatible? Ali Ansari's answer to...
[NATO & the Bomb: Canadian Defenders Confront Critics]
CANADAErika SimpsonMontreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001, xvi, 349pp, $75.00, ISBN 0-7735-2088-0NATO and the Bomb focuses largely on the Diefenbaker period from 1957 to 1963, though it refers more tangentially to events of the...
Nicaragua 1996-2001: Sex, Corruption and Other Natural Disasters
Katherine Isbester received her PhD from the University of Toronto in 1996. Her book, Still Fighting: The Nicaraguan Women's Movement 1977-2000, was recently published by the University of Pittsburgh Press.NICARAGUAN POLITICS, which received so much...
Not Home Alone: Canada and the Ballistic Missile Defence
Deputy Director, Centre for Defence and Security Studies, University of Manitoba. This article is drawn from previously published works on Canada and ballistic missile defence and is part of a much large research project that compares Canadian policy...
Of Judgement and Cunning Work: Conflict Diamonds and the Implications for Canada
Ian Smillie is an Ottawa-based writer and consultant. He was co-author of PAC's Sierra Leone diamond study, The Heart of the Matter, and is research co-ordinator on PAC's Diamonds and Human Security Project. He served on the United Nations Expert Panel...
[Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland, Israel & South Africa: Transition, Transformation & Reconciliation]
MISCELLANEOUSColin Knox and Padraic QuirkBaskingstoke and New York: Palgrave, ix, 247pp, US$65.00, ISBN 0-312-23410-4The study of peacebuilding has become a cottage industry, with new titles appearing in ever increasing numbers on such themes as the...
Sacrifice and the Categorical Imperative of Human Security
Lieutenant-Colonel, Canadian Forces, currently employed at the Directorate of Army Doctrine, Kingston, Ontario. The author has completed two peacekeeping tours (UNPROFOR, Bosnia, 1994, and S-For, Bosnia, 2000). The views expressed are those of the author...
The Coming Catastrophe in International Health: An Analogy with Lung Cancer
INTRODUCTIONDuring the 20th century, developments in science and technology and their application in medical practice have transformed the nature of health care and improved the lives of many people. In the 21st century, advances in genetics have the...
[The Great Divergence: Europe, China & the Making of the Modern World Economy]
ASIAReviews by Steven Lee, University of British ColumbiaKenneth PomeranzPrinceton NJ: Princeton University Press 2000, x, 382pp, US$45.00 cloth (ISBN 0-691-00543-5), US$16.95 paper (ISBN 0-691-09010-6).Kenneth Pomeranz is chair of the Department of...
[The North Korean System in the Post-Cold War Era]
ASIAReviews by Steven Lee, University of British ColumbiaEdited by Samuel S. KimNew York: Palgrave, 2001, xvii, 264pp, US$49.95, ISBN 0-312-23974-2This fine collection of articles provides an excellent introduction to the contemporary dynamics of the...
Translational Criminal Organizations and Security: The Case against Inflating the Threat
Halbert Exchange Post Doctoral Fellow, Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto. The author would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Halbert Exchange Program at the Munk Centre and the Leonard Davis Institute for International...
Will Biotechnology Feed the World's Hungry?
ONCE AGAIN, THE WORLD'S 800 MILLION MALNOURISHED and hungry are being promised the magic of science, in this case agricultural biotechnology, as a solution to all of their food security problems. Scientists, industry, and many governments are promoting...
Yesterday's Issue? National Missile Defence, Canada and the Allies
Director, Centre for International Relations, Queen's University. An earlier draft of this article was presented to the conference on national missile defence sponsored by the Canadian National Committee of the International Institute for Strategic Studies,...
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