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Articles from Vol. 54, No. 2, Spring

[Against the Odds: The Public Life & Times of Louis Rasminsky]
AGAINST THE ODDSThe public life and times of Louis RasminskyBruce MuirheadToronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999, x, 380pp, $45.00Louis Rasminsky, who died last year at the age of 90, was one of the central figures of the Canadian - and international...
[Behind the Embassy Door: Canada, Clinton & Quebec]
BEHIND THE EMBASSY DOORCanada, Clinton and QuebecJames J. BlanchardToronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1998, 300pp, illus., index, $29.95 Review by Robert Bothwell/University of TorontoThe post of United States ambassador in Ottawa has usually been treated...
[Canada in the Soviet Mirror: Ideology & Perception in Soviet Foreign Affairs, 1917-1991]
CANADA IN THE SOVIET MIRRORIdeology and perception in Soviet foreign affairs, 1917-1991 J.L. BlackOttawa: Carleton University Press, 1998, xiv, 466pp, $34.95Professor Black, a historian, has ploughed through the Soviet periodicals for references to Canada...
Canadian Arctic Security Issues: Transformation in the Post-Cold War Era
THE CIRCUMPOLAR NORTH IS undergoing unprecedented transformation. Changes at both local and international levels are altering the very fabric of all northern societies. Much of the change can be attributed to the end of the cold war, which had frozen...
Competing Rationales for Canadian Development Assistance: Reducing Global Poverty, Enhancing Canadian Prosperity and Security, or Advancing Global Human Security
ETHICAL VALUES AND CANADIAN DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCEAfter 1945, a cosmopolitan dimension gradually became a feature of the political cultures of most industrialized societies as they came to accept that they had obligations to promote basic human rights...
[Dialogues in Arab Politics: Negotiations in Regional Order]
DIALOGUES IN ARAB POLITICSNegotiations in regional orderMichael N. BarnettNew York: Columbia University Press, 1998, xiii, 376pp, US$40.00 cloth, US$17.50 paperWorks on the politics and international relations of the Middle East are usually replete with...
[Diplomatic Missions: The Ambassador in Canadian Foreign Policy]
DIPLOMATIC MISSIONSThe ambassador in Canadian foreign policyEdited by Robert WolfeKingston: School of Public Policy Studies, Queen's University, 1998, 207pp, $55.00 cloth, $22.95 paperIn an essay on recruiting tomorrow's ambassadors, Hector Mackenzie...
From AD 2000 to AD 2025: Six Alternative Futures
THE CUSP OF ANOTHER MILLENNIUM can spur reflection on the future as well as the past. Which alternative futures should we nurture? Which should we try to avoid? Before attempting to answer those question, we must start with the facts of international...
[Globalization & the Meaning of Canadian Life]
GLOBALIZATION AND THE MEANING OF CANADIAN LIFEWilliam WatsonToronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998, xii, 314pp, $34.95Unlike many of his neoconservative colleagues, William Watson manages to avoid being snide, arch, or self-congratulatory in his...
[Globaphobia: Confronting Fears about Open Trade]
Globaphobia: Confronting Fears about Open Trade by Gary T. Burtless, Robert Z. Lawrence, Robert E. Litan, and Robert J. Shapiro (Washington DC: Brookings Institution, 1998, 162pp, US$36.95 cloth, US$15.95 paper).The global trading system was fifty years...
Managed Proliferation in South Asia: Implications for Regional Security and the Non-Proliferation Regime
Last year's nuclear testing by India and Pakistan has focused international attention on ways to prevent future weaponization(f.1) and the deployment of indigenous nuclear weapon capabilities. Calls for both parties to 'roll back' or at least to contain...
Russia and NATO Expansion Eastward: Red-Lining the Baltic States
AN EASY ASSUMPTION THAT the eastward expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) worries only the foreign policy elite in Moscow has been a characteristic of Western explanations of Russia's response to enlargement since 1996. This view,...
[The Gaullist Attack on Canada, 1967-1997]
THE GAULLIST ATTACK ON CANADA, 1967-1997Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1998, 304pp, $29.95Review by Robin S. Gendron/University of CalgaryJohn Bosher wants to warn Canadians that since the early 1960s a core of French officials,...
The Looming Costs of NATO Expansion in the 21st Century: What Alternatives Does Canada Have?
NOW THAT POLAND, HUNGARY, AND THE Czech Republic have been formally invited into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) - and the prospect of a second round of expansion is on the horizon - the cost of NATO enlargement could become a heated security...
The Northwest Passage in Transit
A CONSTRUCTION OF SOUTHERN MINDS, the Northwest Passage has long been the site of exploration in reality and in imagination. This article is an exercise in the imagination. For gritty detail on navigation in polar waters you will have to look elsewhere....
The Philippines: Some Reflections on Democracy in a Unique Environment
WESTERNERS TEND TO FIX ON the manifest imperfections of democracy as it evolves (or fails to) in countries as different as Russia and Cambodia. Our press seizes on examples of election fraud, intimidation, or the violation of human rights. In doing so,...
The Politics of Border Disputes on the Arabian Peninsula
TERRITORIAL BORDERS ON THE Arabian Peninsula have long been the source of bitter disagreements. The peninsular states - Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen - have periodically challenged their respective frontiers....
[The WTO as an International Organization]
The WTO as an International Organization, edited by Anne O. Krueger (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998, 426pp, US$50.00).The global trading system was fifty years old in 1998, a baby boomer birthday that like many others occasioned mixed emotions....