Behind the Headlines

Articles from Vol. 54, No. 2, Winter

Canada and the World
For more than 60 years, the Canada and the World family of publications has been helping high school students to understand their country and its place in the world in which they live. As publishers specializing in the needs of students, we are working...
Canada's Place in the World: Multilateralism Rules, Ok? (Zaire/Rwandan Refugees)
I have been reflecting on the various reactions to and comments on the Zaire/Rwandan relief mission, and wonder if members of the CIIA have been as bemused as I have been. I found that much of the reporting and editorial content suffered from confusion...
CIIA (Canadian Institute of International Affairs) Corporate Briefing Missions: Central Europe
A CIIA delegation of top Canadian executives recently visited the Czech Republic and Hungary. This briefing mission was led by two outstanding figures: Thomas J. Bata, CC, Honorary Chairman, Bata Limited, and Andrew Sarlos, OC, Chairman, Andrew Sarlos...
Globalization and Distinct Societies: Trade Policies in the 1990s. Are Contemporary Trade Agreements Best Understood as the Latest Expression of the Familiar Imperial Urge?
Not so many years ago trade policy was a relatively straightforward business. It dealt with trade in goods and focussed on barriers at borders - tariffs, quotas, customs administration - and on agreements to ensure that governments treated imported...
Globalization and the Canadian Prospect
We got a thousand points of light, for the homeless man. We got a kinder, gentler machine gun hand. We got department stores and toilet paper. Got styrofoam boxes for the ozone layer. Got a man of the people says keep hope alive. Got fuel to burn,...
Good News about the Library and the CIIA Homepage
Double click on change. The key word is transformation in the John Holmes library as the long march from Gutenberg gulag to cyberia continues. The CIIA homepage, for instance, proved to be a useful advertising tool for the Institute's national foreign...
National Office Commitment to Programming Excellence
Since September, when the branch programming year began in earnest, CIIA chapters across the country have welcomed over 30 speakers. The French ambassador, Siefer-Gallardin, discussed current trends in French foreign policy with our National Capital...
Pax Economica: ... to the Extent That Globalization Translates into Americanization, What Kind of Canada Is in Store?
I have read Gwynne Dyer's article on Globalization and Nation States (Behind the Headlines, vol.53, no.4, summer 1996) and know that he frowns on medieval analogies, especially those of Ridley Scott and William Gibson. But in the United States at the...
World Economy: What Canadians Need to Know. It Is Not Inevitable for Us to Surrender Our Cultural and Political Options to the Entertainment Industry
The CIIA's 1996 national foreign policy conference produced a broad sampling of fact and opinion on Canada and the world economy. If there was a single dividing line extending through all the debates, it lay between those who tended to argue that globalization...
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