Behind the Headlines

Articles from Vol. 55, No. 4, Summer

Around the Branches (of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs)
The Boston members of the CIIA, who are in the process of forming a branch, heard from former CIIA Chairman Peter White on 15 June at a breakfast seminar at the Four Seasons Hotel. Mr White spoke on the subject of `The Evolving Newspaper Industry --...
Canada-USA Forum Report
Canada and the USA share the better part of a continent, a culture, and a set of values. Yet in important areas, including foreign policy, the vocation of the state, and elsewhere, our interests and approaches diverge. On 22 January 1998 the CIIA...
CIIA at 70
I thought I might share with you some reflections on the role of the CIIA on the occasion of its seventieth anniversary. In its earliest days, the Institute, through its branches in various parts of Canada, looked at the world from a much different...
Dissent and New Directions for Canada and the Asia Pacific
1997 was Canada's Year of Asia Pacific. With the market meltdown, currency crisis, and APEC leaders meeting in Vancouver, what began as a celebration risked ending in immolation. I found Canada's Year of the Asia Pacific, 1997, wanting in a number...
Disunity in Adversity: Truth and Consequences in Indonesia
How could things go so wrong in a country touted by the World Bank and virtually everyone else as possibly the next Asian economic tiger? Our correspondent, who lived in Indonesia during much of the period he assesses, offers an up close and personal...
Early Years of the CIDA-External Affairs Relationship: A Response to Eric Bergbusch
Eric Bergbusch, in his spirited and occasionally combative article, `Development Odyssey 2001: Our Aid Programme Then and Now,' (Behind the Headlines spring 1998), writes rather dismissively of my recent efforts and those of Paul Knox of The Globe...
Hard Reality, Soft Power: Canadian Foreign Policy in the Era of Globalization
The concepts of `soft power' and `niche diplomacy' are very much in vogue with Canada's foreign policy cognoscenti and are mooted with increasing frequency in the national media. Is there something new under the sun, and if so what is it all about?...
Peacekeeping in the Central African Republic: Canada's Quiet Return to a Troubled Continent
In the wake of misadventures in Rwanda and Somalia, and a near fiasco in eastern Zaire, Canada is back with a UN peacekeeping mission in Central Africa. What are the prospects for success? Outside the tight circle of relations between France and...
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