International Journal

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Articles from Vol. 62, No. 2, Spring

Anglo-American Liberal Militarism and the Idea of the Citizen Soldier
The rise of Anglo-German antagonism in the decade prior to the Great War has been variously ascribed to imperial rivalries between an emergent great power and an established global empire; insecurities fuelled by a dangerously escalating naval arms race;...
Civilizing the Enemy
CIVILIZING THE ENEMY German Reconstruction and the Invention of the West Patrick Thaddeus Jackson Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2006. 286pp, $31 paper.A critical research program in international relations needs to show that critical theories...
Cousins and Strangers/testimony
COUSINS AND STRANGERS America, Britain and Europe in the New Century Chris Patten New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2006. 3O9pp, USSiy.oo paper.TESTIMONY France in the 2ist Century Nicolas Sarkozy, trans. Philip H. Gordon New York: Random House, 2007....
Dangerous Nation
DANGEROUS NATION America's Place in the World from its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the Twentieth Century Robert Kagan New York: Knopf, 2006. 527 pp, US $30.00, CDN $40.00 cloth.It's an old saw that any argument worth making is worth overstating. John...
Divided Discipline? Comparing Views of US and Canadian IR Scholars
(ProQuest-CSA LLC: ... denotes text stops here in original.)The centre of gravity for the academic discipline of international relations is located in the United States, but Canada boasts a vibrant academic community of international relations scholars.'...
Fate, Will, and Forecasting
James Eayrs's series of seven CBC radio lectures, broadcast in 1966 and 1967, focused on the classic juxtaposition of fate and will. Fate, residing in the unalterable order of things, sets limits on human action and ordains outcomes. To deal with fate...
Friendly Fire/überpower/america against the World
FRIENDLY FIRE Losing Friends and Making Enemies in the Anti-American Century Julia Sweig New York: Public Affairs, 2006. xvii, 25ipp, US$25.00 cloth.UBERPOWER The Imperial Temptation of America Josef Joffe New York: W. W. Norton, 2006. 271pp, US$24.95...
Intellectual on Watch: James Eayrs and the Study of Foreign Policy and International Affairs
The editors of the International Journal decided some time ago that they would like to recognize the extraordinary contribution of James Eayrs to the study of Canadian foreign policy and related subjects by devoting a special section of one of their...
James Eayrs on Diplomacy, Foreign Policy, and International Relations: A Retrospective
A certain prestige and mystique once attended the art and science of diplomacy. Some of it even spilled over onto its practitioners. Lately, however, this perception has all but disappeared, and in its place is near universal scorn, rebuke and ridicule....
Missile Defence
MISSILE DEFENCE Round One Steven Staples Toronto: James Lorimer & Co., 2006. 248pp, $19.95 paper.Eighteen months have passed since former Prime Minister Paul Martin refused Canadian participation in the American ballistic missile defence system....
New Collaborations for International Development: Corporate Social Responsibility and Beyond
The international community has put economic development and poverty alleviation at the top of its agenda. The role of the private sector in development is-after many years of neglect if not outright hostility-receiving serious attention. "Private sector...
Reporting on Fratricide: Canadian Newspapers and the Incident at Tarnak Farm, Afghanistan
The primary source of military and defence-related information for most Canadians is not parliament, academic journals, specialized university courses, or personal experience (e.g., service in the military or defence administration), but the popular...
Right and Wrong in Foreign Policy 40 Years On: Realism and Idealism in Canadian Foreign Policy
In 1965, James G. Eayrs was asked to give the Alan B. Plaunt memorial lectures.1 The lectures had been inaugurated in 1958, and were intended to focus on broad issues in Canadian political life. Eayrs would have been a logical person to invite to give...
Temptations of Power
TEMPTATIONS OF POWER The United States in Global Politics after 9/11 Robert J. Jackson and Philip Towle Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. 242pp, US$85.00 cloth, US$28.95 paper.Jackson and Towle have written the best indictment of American...
The International Struggle over Iraq
THE INTERNATIONAL STRUGGLE OVER IRAQ Politics in the UN security Council 2980-2005 David M. Malone New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. 416 pp, $59.95 (cloth).It is especially refreshing to have from the hands of a Canadian authority a book that...
The Unquiet Diplomat-Lester B. Pearson
In 1975 John Holmes permanently relinquished his position as directorgeneral of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs (CIIA) and assumed the somewhat less onerous role of counsellor. It was a busy time for Holmes: his Killam research grant-meant...
Towards a Francophone Community
TOWARDS A FRANCOPHONE COMMUNITY Canada's Relations with France and French Africa, 1945-1968 Robin S. Gendron Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2006. viii, 191pp, $75.00 cloth.Robin Gendron's new monograph on Canada and French Africa...
Warheads
WARHEADS Cable News and the Fog of War Kenneth Allard Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2006. 166pp, $26.95 cloth.In writing this book from the vantage point of a "warhead" analyst, Kenneth Allard, a former US colonel and "one of the nation's leading...
What Does the Future Hold for Chris Alexander?
It's not anyone who would choose-not once, but twice-to be posted to a country like Afghanistan. After all, the UN's human development index, which in 2004 took its first comprehensive look in 30 years at that sad, troubled land, ranked it ijyd of the...
Whence India's Present?
When power and identity mix, the result is a potent brew. Add differing flavours of the past and the concoction may well threaten to bubble over. The struggle over power, contested identities, and opposed interpretations of the past underlies some of...
When Good Governments Go Bad: Leadership and the Limits of Intervention in Africa
Observers of the African political scene have heralded the election of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Under the headline "Liberia's new hope," one editorial offered the vision that this new leader-a woman no less-could finally reverse Liberia's cruel...
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