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Articles from Vol. 53, No. 1, Winter

Beyond Representation [Commentary on Diplomacy]
There is much of merit in Paul Sharp's recent survey of the problems associated with diplomatic representation ('Who Needs Diplomats?' autumn 1997), especially in highlighting key elements of strength in the embedded professional identity and symbolic...
China's Post-Deng Foreign Relations [Deng Xiaoping]
The impact of Deng Xiaoping's leadership on Chinas foreign relations was as great as on its domestic politics. The exit of a ruler of Deng's stature potentially clears the way for the kinds of momentous changes that occurred in Chinese foreign policy...
Czechs and Slovaks, 1998: A Year of Anniversaries
For Czechs, 1998 is a year of anniversaries. In April Charles University celebrates the 650th year of its founding by Charles IV in 1348 when the Kingdom of Bohemia was at its peak. Three hundred years later, in 1648, the end of the Thirty Years War...
[Ending Civil Wars]
London: Oxford University Press for the International Institute for Strategic Studies, 1997, Adelphi Paper 308, 94pp, US$25.00Canadians who believe that their country has a vocation for peacekeeping will profit from reading this book. In it Charles King,...
Globalization, Enterprise and Governance: What Does a Changing World Mean for Canada?
Globalization is about borderless nations, stateless firms, infirm states, and a new frontier -- without frontiers. That's the Reader's Digest version, popular with cocktail party cognoscenti and among those who imagine themselves, someday, attending...
Human Rights and Foreign Policy in the Next Millennium
The 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights was the first intergovernmental statement in world history to approve a set of basic principles on universal human rights. Since the 1940s, when Articles 55 and 56 of the United Nations Charter required...
Human Rights and the Culture Wars: Globalization and the Universality of Human Rights
Globalization theory is posing a new challenge to the view that human rights are universal in principle and ought to be so in practice. The challenge comes from some of its analyses of global change which reinforce the view that human rights are an important...
[Keystone in the Arch: Ukraine in the Emerging Security Environment of Central & Eastern Europe]
At the beginning of the 'nineties, when new and unforeseen horizons were opening everywhere in central and eastern Europe, much was made in Canada of the fact that one Canadian in ten is of eastern European ancestry. The links between Canada and Ukraine...
NATO Enlargement: Should Canada Leave NATO?
The 'New Nato'In May 1997, George A. Joulwan, a general in the United States army and supreme allied commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, paid the traditional farewell visit to Canada before relinquishing his official duties. In the nature...
Power and the Federal State in Canada: Is It Being Hollowed Out?
There are differing views about the power of the nation-state as we face the millennium. Some academics, journalists, and other policy critics suggest nation-states have become so powerless that in the 21 st century they will be replaced by regional...
Revitalizing the G-7: Prospects for the 1998 Birmingham Summit of the Eight
On 15-17 May 1998, the leaders of the Group of Seven economic powers (Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United States), the European Union, and Russia will assemble in Birmingham, England, for their 24th annual summit. Under the...
Taking Canada Seriously
Canada has less impact in the world than many of its citizens think it should have. It is a founding member of the United Nations with an excellent history as a victorious ally in two World Wars and the cold war. It is, with six traditional great powers,...
The End(s) of Diplomacy
Diplomacy is no stranger to contentious debate. That it is in decline -- whether as an institution of the international system or in terms of the profession to which that institution has given birth -- is a well rehearsed proposition. But your readers...
[Triumph of the Lack of Will: International Diplomacy & the Yugoslav War]
Under the Congress of Berlin in 1878, when Austria Hungary took over the administration of Bosnia-Herzegovina from the Ottoman empire, they moved in an army which grew to roughly 300,000 men so that any manifestations of popular discontent could be deterred...

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