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Back to the Future: What Aspiring Diplomats Need to Know. (Youth Perspectives)
Every year the Public Service Commission Post-Secondary Recruitment Campaign for government jobs introduces significant changes without notice. The autumn of 1999 was no exception. The affected candidates were those applying for Foreign Service (FS),...
Bonn at the Centre of the World: Random Reminiscences That Never Find Their Way into the History Books. (Reflections)
In fin de siecle Bonn, the only game in town changed in the late 1980s from the diplomatic community's constant complaints about the boredom of life in the `small town in Germany,' known affectionately as Bundesdorf or Langweiligsburg, to the bewildering...
Canada's NATO Commitment: Current Controversies, Past Debates, and Future Issues: Since the Conflict in Kosovo, We Can Probably Expect the Familiar Debates about Canada's Involvement in NATO to Continue, as Issues of Cost-Effectiveness, Democracy, and Constructive Engagement Remain Unresolved. (Perspective)
Although Canada has been a committed member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) since the alliance was founded in 1949, it has not greeted all NATO decisions with unalloyed pleasure, as the recent debate about enlargement and the controversy...
Micro-Credit, Poverty and Development: The Case of Bangladesh: Very Small Loans Used to Encourage Entrepreneurs in the Third World Are Being Hailed by Some as a Powerful Tool in the Eradication of Poverty. One of the Founders of Micro-Credit Describes What It Is Doing for the People of Bangladesh. (Insight)
Micro-credit has created enormous interest among development practitioners and policy-makers in many parts of the world. It has also garnered wide support from aid agencies, governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the public at large....
Ten Years After: Whatever Happened to the `German Problem'? There Is No Longer a `German Problem' in Global Terms, Although There Are and Will Always Be German Problems. What Are These Problems, and How Might They Affect Domestic, Continental, and International Security? (Cover Story)
Two historical events have recently been celebrated: the 10th anniversary of the breaching of the Berlin Wall and the dawning of a new millennium. These are fitting occasions to reflect upon one of the core security challenges of the past hundred years,...
The Kosovo War: A Long Catalogue of Losers: With 20/20 Hindsight It Is Apparent That the Actions of All Parties Involved in the War in Kosovo Have Brought to the Fore Issues around Humanitarianism, Values, and Consistency. Will Any Lessons Be Learned? (Commentary)
It is not uncommon for wars to produce more losers than winners, especially wars involving civilian populations. This fact is, however, often obscured in the midst of the euphoria which usually marks the end of a war. Last year's war over Kosovo was...
The Wall Comes Down. (Up Front)
In the summer 1961, I was serving as a COTC officer with the 8th Canadian Hussars, part of Canada's brigade with forces of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in the Federal Republic of Germany. It was a summer of political and military tensions....
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