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Articles from Vol. 58, No. 3, Summer

Economic Integration in North America
FOR MORE THAN 70 YEARS NOW, the Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs has been bringing Canadians together with the purpose of asking some thought-provoking questions and encouraging lively, stimulating debates and action on a variety of key public...
Explaining ASEAN: Regionalism in Southeast Asia
Shaun NarineBoulder: Lynne Rienner, 2002, 248pp, US$55.00, ISBN 1-58826-129-8Explaining ASEAN explores the origins, development and performance of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Long lauded as one of the few successful examples of...
Face to Face with Political Islam
Francois BurgatLondon: I.B. Tauris, 2003, 230pp, US$55.00 cloth, ISBN 1-86064-212-8, US$22.50 paper, ISBN 1-86064-213-6In recent years, the bookstores of the Western world have been inundated by works on political Islam, variously described as "fundamentalist,"...
Foreign Ministries in the European Union: Integrating Diplomats
Edited by Brian Hocking and David SpenceNew York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002, 336pp, US$75.00, ISBN 1-4039-0359-XDuring the last 20 or 30 years, foreign ministries (FMs) around the world have come under increased pressure, as the twin forces of globalization...
Governing the World's Money
Edited by David M. Andrews, C. Randall Henning and Louis W. PaulyIthaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2002, 234pp, US$35.00, ISBN 0-8014-4019-XThis book contains academic analysis of the highest quality on themes of great concern to policy-makers....
Haiti's Predatory Republic: The Unending Transition to Democracy
Robert Fatton Jr.Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2002, 256pp, US$55.00 cloth, ISBN 1-58826-060-7, US$19.95 paper, ISBN 1-58826-085-2The evidence of the involvement of the Canadian Forces in Haiti since the fall of Jean-Claude Duvalier in 1986, reads like a religious...
How (Not) to Sell Big Ideas: Argument, Identity and NEPAD
Janis van der Westhuizen is a senior lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. He is the author of the recently published Malaysia, South Africa and the Challenges of Ethnic Redistribution with...
In Defence of Preventive War: A Canadian's Perspective
Emeritus Professor of Economics at McGill University, Irving Brecher's most recent article, "Terrorism, Freedom, and Social Justice," appeared in International Journal (winter 2001-2002). He was also the editor of Human Rights Development and Foreign...
Is There a NAFTA Plus?
INTRODUCTIONWhen some newspapers, on 6 February 1991, printed a small story on the possibility of a major trade agreement between Mexico, Canada and the United States, very few people took the news seriously. On 1 January 2004, the North American Free...
Nuclear Deterrence in South Asia: Theory and Practice
NUCLEAR WEAPONS HAVE REVOLUTIONIZED the practice of war in the 20th century. Prior to the invention of such weapons in 1945, states in conflict could weigh their chances of military success against an adversary based on the expected costs and benefits...
Parties Long Estranged: Canada and Australia in the Twentieth Century
Edited by Margaret MacMillan and Francine McKenzieVancouver: UBC Press, 2003, 320pp, $85.00 cloth, ISBN 0-7748-0975-2, $29.95 paper, 0-7748-0975-2The title of this collection comes from Mackenzie Bowell, Canada's minister of trade and commerce in 1893....
Potential Contributions by the Canadian Armed Forces to the Defence of North America against Terrorism: The Importance of Overhead Surveillance
The contents of this paper are the product of discussions held by a study group on North American Security, organized by the National Capital Branch of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs. Most of the 15 group members are retired, after long...
Sovereignty or Standard of Living?
THE "BIG IDEA"--"deep integration" or the NAFTA-plus agenda--is gathering force. Actively promoted by the same people who brought us free trade--Tom D'Aquino and the Canadian Council of Chief Executives--its proponents are busy lobbying governments on...
The Canada-US Softwood Lumber Dispute: A Test Case for the Development Ofinternational Trade Rules
Gilbert Gagne is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Studies at Bishop's University in Lennoxville, Quebec, where he teaches international relations.THE EXCHANGE OF GOODS AND SERVICES between Canada and the United States constitutes...
The No-Nonsense Guide to Terrorism
Jonathan BarkerToronto: New Internationalist Publications and Between the Lines, 2003, 144pp, $15.00, ISBN 1-896357-75-XI loved reading this book! I enjoyed virtually every page and want everyone (especially Junior Bush and his colleagues in the Oval...
The Ottawa Process Revisited: Aggressive Unilateralism in the Post-Cold War World
"I believe that the campaign to ban landmines not only produced a significant victory in international disarmament, but also epitomized broader changes that have shaken the foundations of international relations. Driven by global change,...
The Prospects of a North American Project: The 72nd Annual Conference of the Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO, the governments of Canada and the United States were into the final weeks of fevered negotiations on the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Proponents claimed the dawning of a new age of economic prosperity; detractors bemoaned...
The Shipping News Part II: How Canada's Arctic Sovereignty Is on Thinningice
CLIMATE CHANGE IS CAUSING FUNDAMENTAL CHANGES in the Canadian north. The net effect is an overall warming process that is now beginning a transformation with the potential to change almost all aspects of life in the region. These range from the way in...
We All Lost the Iraq War: Reflections of a Canadian Fulbrighter in America
LIKE MANY CANADIANS, I tuned in on the evening of 17 March 2003 to watch President George W. Bush deliver his much-anticipated ultimatum to Saddam Hussein. Unlike most Canadians, I watched the speech in the US itself--to be precise, from Harvard University....
What Do Canadians Want in North America?: Coming of Age in Canada
Judith Maxwell is President and Founder of Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN), a new kind of think-tank based on networks of researchers and policy advisors, founded in 1995. A member of the Order of Canada and on the Board of Directors of BCE,...
What Kind of North America Do Canadians Want?
Anthony Westell is a former journalist with The Evening Standard, The Globe and Mail, and The Toronto Star. He also taught in Carleton University's School of Journalism. Winner of three National Newspaper Awards, he is a member of the Canadian News Hall...
Whose Border Is It, Anyway?: Rethinking North America's Defences, from Smart Borders to Smart Missiles
Stephen Handelman, author and journalist, writes the biweekly TIME Canada column "49th Parallel" and is a frequent commentator on North American and international affairs. "We cannot accept unpaid the sheltering protection of another state." ...
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