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Canadian Foreign Policy


The strange tale of Canada’s Israeli lobby

Reg Whitaker: Why isn’t the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement open to debate? [Issue 40, 2017]
by Reg Whitaker


Groundhog Day in Ottawa

Reg Whitaker on Ottawa’s stale foreign policy debates [Issue 36, 2015]
by Reg Whitaker



Syria: The questions remain

The possibility of American military intervention in Syria in response to use of chemical weapons dominated world headlines in September, and it dominated the Inroads listserv as well.
by Bob Chodos


Harper’s axe hits Canadian Studies abroad

The end of the Understanding Canada program reflects changing foreign policy priorities [From Inroads 32, 2013]
by Richard Nimijean


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When victims are bullies and bullies are victims

Through relentless dramatization of the Iranian menace, the peace process has been swept off the negotiating table while Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank expand. [From Inroads 31, 2012]
by Reg Whitaker

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The Liberals: The strange death of the political centre

Something very important has happened: the disintegration of the political centre. One need not have any loyalty or emotional attachment to the Liberal Party to conclude that this is not necessarily good news. [From Inroads 30,...
by Reg Whitaker



Death and no taxes

The right-wing revolution that began with Margaret Thatcher has left Canada with two legacies. The first change was to the sissy notion that war is bad. The second legacy is the widespread hatred of taxes. [From Inroads 28, 2011]
by Arthur Milner


CIDA, governance and Muhammad Yunus

Since late 2010, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has waged a campaign of character assassination against Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank and winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize. [From Inroads 29, 2011]
by John Richards



Rebranding the oil sands

The Conservative government has been trying to rebrand Canada’s image by linking energy supplies and the extraction of resources to environmentalism and democratic ideals. [From Inroads 29, 2011]
by Richard Nimijean


An Establishment answer to Canadian declinism

In a fortunate position in a dangerous world, we should do what we can to promote peace, human rights and development. Despite everything, all three have made significant progress since the days of Pearson or even of Mulroney. ...
by Gareth Morley



Al Qaeda challenge, American response

It would be the supreme irony if Obama, elected in large part as a rebuke to George Bush for involving the US in two wars, took it into a third. [From Inroads 29, 2011]
by Carl Cavanagh Hodge


Canada on the world stage

Dominic Cardy reviews Kim Echlin's The Disappeared and Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places by Paul Collier [From Inroads 26, 2010]
by Dominic Cardy



Migrants as local citizens

François Crépeau looks at a humane approach to irregular migration in this article. [From Inroads 27, 2010]
by François Crépeau



Why are Canadian and other soldiers dying to support a government that denies women the freedom to control their own bodies? [From Inroads 25, 2009]
by Dominic Cardy



Canadian Studies and the Harper foreign policy agenda

Budgetary and administrative measures are altering the federal government’s historic support for promoting knowledge of Canada, both abroad and at home. [From Inroads 22, 2008]
by Richard Nimijean

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Nepal’s Kerensky interlude

For a few weeks in the spring of 2006, the world paid attention to Nepal, when a coalition of nominally democratic political parties and Maoist rebels united to overthrow King Gyanendra. [Issue 20, 2006]
by Dominic Cardy



Canada is ignoring 
its own advice

“Let our actions be guided by a spirit of wisdom and perseverance, by our values and our way of life. As we press the struggle, let us never, ever, forget who we are and what we stand for.” [Issue 20, 2006]
by Ernie Regehr

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A stable Afghanistan is within reach

The debate over Canada’s military deployment in Kandahar province has, until now, focused on the “why” question and the “what” question. [Issue 20, 2006]
by Hakan Tunç