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Articles from Vol. 55, No. 1, Autumn

Africa, Canada, and the Privatization of Foreign Policy
It is autumn, 1891, and Britain and Belgium are engaged in a race to establish their rule over mineral-rich Katanga, the southern province of Congo/Zaire. The Katangan king, M'Siri, is ready to sign a treaty of protection with the British, and a British...
Arab-Israeli Conflict: Is It History?
For two generations of Western politicians, diplomats, and scholars, the most serious regional conflict in the world was the Arab-Israeli dispute. For many, it still is. But does it rate this degree of concern and attention today on the part of the...
Canadian Foreign Policy: `Show Me the Money'
Simple Simon met a pieman Going to the fair; Says Simple Simon to the pieman, Let me taste your ware. Says the pieman to Simple Simon, `Show me first your penny'; Says Simple Simon to the pieman, `Indeed I have not any.' Author...
Hong Kong
In early September, I was a guest of the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), the new official name of the former British Colony. With no restrictions or preordained conclusions, I was able to meet and speak with dozens...
Next Generation: Youth Voyage West (Eight Students Travel by Bus from Toronto to Canadian Institute of International Affairs 1997 National Foreign Policy Conference in Regina)
On Wednesday, 1 October at midnight, a bus set out from the headquarters of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs (CIIA) in Toronto, Ontario, bound for the Institute's 1997 National Foreign Policy Conference, Canada and the Asia-Pacific:...
Pacific Century: What's in It for Canada (Part Three)
In the last two issues I have tried to make the case that a substantial measure of Canada's future prosperity, security, and independence are riding on this country's ability to improve its position and performance in the Asia Pacific region. On further...
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