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Articles from Vol. 54, No. 4, Fall

[About Face: A History of America's Curious Relationship with China, from Nixon to Clinton]
Three related themes run through James Mann's history of United States relations with China. The first is secrecy. From President Richard Nixon's initial overtures to Beijing to President Bill Clinton's private letter to President Jiang Zemin promising...
After the Storm: Asia Pacific Prospects and Canadian Foreign Policy
For those keen on closer ties between Canada and the countries of the Asia Pacific, the last couple of years have been difficult. In a case of almost unbelievably bad timing, the bloom faded from the Asian boom, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation...
[America & Political Islam: Clash of Cultures or Clash of Interests?]
A virtual industry has sprung up in academic and policy circles over Samuel Huntington's 'clash of civilization' thesis. Most of the responses have been punishing critiques of its essentialist tendencies and arguments for more contingent and complex...
Angola's Elusive Peace: The Collapse of the Lusaka Accord
In December 1998, Angola's Fragile Peace once again gave way to all out war between UNITA and the governing MPLA.(f.1) The Lusaka Protocol, signed in November 1994, became just another temporary respite from Angola's long history of violent conflict....
[At the End of the American Century: America's Role in the Post-Cold War World]
In the ten years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, students of international relations (IR) have been unsuccessful in reaching a consensus regarding the new rules of the international political system. For some forty years, the nature of the cold war...
[Between Sovereignty & Global Governance: The United Nations, the State & Civil Society]
The essays in this volume, initially prepared for a conference at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, in 1995, deal with the future of the United Nations in the context of globalization. For a published set of conference papers, the thematic...
[Biological Weapons: Limiting the Threat]
The past decade has witnessed considerable progress in curbing threats posed by weapons of mass destruction. Yet the challenges which such arms present continue to keep pace with advances in their control and elimination. There is no better example of...
Canada as a Principal Financial Power: G-7 and IMF Diplomacy in the Crisis of 1997-1999
The 1990s have not been kind to the thesis that Canada is emerging as a principal power in a more diffuse international system called into being by the sustained, significant decline of the United States as a system-dominant power.(f.1) Rather, this...
[Constructing World Culture: International Nongovernmental Organizations since 1875]
Since the mid-1980s and especially during the complex humanitarian emergencies in Somalia and Rwanda and, more recently, in Kosovo, international relations scholars have paid increased attention to nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) because of their...
Humanitarian Action and Conflict
Love does no wrong to a neighbour; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Romans 13:10 In the eyes of many people, humanitarian aid has lost much of its moral currency. Once an undisputed symbol of solidarity with those struck...
[Ideas in Action: Political Tradition in the Twentieth Century]
This book is a sweeping survey of twentieth century social and political theory that also has much to say about world politics. It will appeal especially to those with an interest in 'critical theory' and in contemporary debates about the problematic...
Independent Policy Research and the Canadian Foreign Policy Community
Although think tanks have a long and distinguished history in both the United States and Britain, and indeed have frequently played an important part in informing and influencing governments, in Canada their existence has been much more precarious and...
Index 1998-1999
ArticlesAzzi, Stephen. Magazines and the Canadian dream: the struggle to protect Canadian periodicals, 1955-1965 502Black, J.L. Russia and NATO expansion eastward: red-lining the Baltic states 249Bland, Douglas L. A sow's ear from a silk purse: abandoning...
[Middle East Dilemma: The Politics & Economics of Arab Integration]
The ideas represented by the terms 'Arabism' and 'Arab unity' have died a hundred deaths in the last fifty years. The Middle East and North Africa are littered with the remains of countless failed schemes to unite various sets of Arab countries. The...
[New & Old Wars: Organized Violence in a Global Era]
It is now widely recognized that the basic nature of international conflict has changed with the end of the cold war and the demise of the superpower rivalry. Many of the 'old wars' were proxy wars fought between belligerents who enjoyed the backing...
[New Perspectives on International Functionalism]
Among approaches to international politics, functionalism has a venerable pedigree. Several of the authors in this fine collection trace its intellectual roots to ideas about international reform carried forward from the Enlightenment by British liberals,...
"Ready to Kill but Not to Die": NATO Strategy in Kosovo
In a speech given recently in Canada, Vaclav Havel, the president of the Czech Republic, claimed that NATO's campaign in Kosovo was the first in history to be fought entirely for humanitarian purposes. NATO, he argued, had no economic, political, or...
[(Re)defining Traditions: Gender & Canadian Foreign Policy]
Edna Keeble and Heather Smith quite rightly argue that as slow as the field of international relations has been to incorporate discussions of gender, the sub-field of Canadian foreign policy (CFP) has been slower still. They point to a number of factors,...
[Shattering the Myth: Islam beyond Violence]
A virtual industry has sprung up in academic and policy circles over Samuel Huntington's 'clash of civilization' thesis. Most of the responses have been punishing critiques of its essentialist tendencies and arguments for more contingent and complex...
Sinews of War and Peace: The Politics of Economic Aid to Britain, 1939-1945
Canadians have become accustomed to a relatively high level of national income, largely sustained by Canada's trade with the rest of the world. The foundations for that economic activity were laid during and after the Second World War, when memories...
Slovakia: The End to a Confused Sense of Direction?
Until 1993, when the second Slovak Republic came into existence, Slovaks faced not just a question of survival but also one of identity. It was not that they did not know who they were, or that they did not understand their history, but rather that the...
[The Challenge of Fundamentalism: Political Islam & the New World Disorder]
A virtual industry has sprung up in academic and policy circles over Samuel Huntington's 'clash of civilization' thesis. Most of the responses have been punishing critiques of its essentialist tendencies and arguments for more contingent and complex...
[The North Pacific Triangle: The United States, Japan & Canada at Century's End]
By bringing together participants in two networks of scholars specializing in various aspects of the relations between, and among, the United States, Japan, and Canada, the editors of this volume have done a service to those seeking to understand the...
[Transnational Religion & Fading States]
A virtual industry has sprung up in academic and policy circles over Samuel Huntington's 'clash of civilization' thesis. Most of the responses have been punishing critiques of its essentialist tendencies and arguments for more contingent and complex...
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