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Articles from Vol. 55, No. 2, January-March

Around the Branches (Canadian Institute of International Affairs)
SPEAKERS PROGRAMME: The variety of subjects addressed by our members this year was admirable. A few of the speakers who have been providing information for debate and discussion include: In Saskatoon, Dr. Hans Michelmann, editor of the Journal...
Canada and the Asia Pacific: Linking the Links
Canada's year of Asia-Pacific, 1997, began as a celebration but ended with the risk of immolation as the region's financial crisis deepened and widened. The timing and subject of the Institute's flagship annual event was ideal. The CIIA's 1997 national...
Diplomacy: Road Kill on the Information Highway?
Like many diplomats of my vintage, trained in political science, history or international relations and equipped with some rudimentary analytical and communications skills, I learned the ins and outs of the trade on the job, for the most part by example...
From the President's Page (Remarks to Sub-Committee of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade on Multilateral Agreement on Investment)
In late October 1997, I was invited to appear before the Sub-Committee on International Trade, Trade Disputes and Investment of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade as an expert witness in the hearings on the Multilateral...
Hong Kong: The Issues to Watch
The euphoria surrounding the handover has vanished. The dramatic decline in the Hang Seng stock market index and the pressure on pegging the local currency to the United States dollar have again focussed international attention on the future of Hong...
Jane Jacobs: Prophet of Globalization? Yes, but with a (Local) Human Face
What do amalgamation in the Greater Toronto Area and an ecosystem approach to international affairs have in common? Unfortunately, very little. But there is much scope for bringing global perspectives to bear on local issues. During a recent conference...
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