Fighting with the Empire: Canada, Britain, and Global Conflict, 1867–1947

Publication Notice | Fighting with the Empire: Canada, Britain, and Global Conflict, 1867–1947. Steve Marti and William John Pratt. Eds. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2019. Canadians often characterize their military history as a march toward nationhood, but in the first eighty years of Confederation they were fighting for the British Empire. From 1867 …

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The Selected Works of George R. Lindsey: Operational Research, Strategic Studies, and Canadian Defence in the Cold War

Publication Notice | The Selected Works of George R. Lindsey: Operational Research, Strategic Studies, and Canadian Defence in the Cold War. George R. Lindsey; edited by Matthew S. Wiseman. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2019. During a government career that spanned nearly the whole of the Cold War, George Roy Lindsey gained a reputation as …

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Enduring Alliance: A History of NATO and the Postwar Global Order

Publication Notice | Enduring Alliance: A History of NATO and the Postwar Global Order. Timothy Andrews Sayle. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2019. Born from necessity, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has always seemed on the verge of collapse. Even now, some sixty years after its inception, some consider its foundation uncertain and its …

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Undiplomatic History: The New Study of Canada and the World

Publication Notice | Undiplomatic History: The New Study of Canada and the World. Asa McKercher and Philip Van Huizen. Eds. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2019. When the field of Canadian history underwent major shifts in the 1990s, international history became marginalized and the focus turned away from foreign affairs. Over the past decade, …

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Reassessing the Rogue Tory: Canadian Foreign Relations in the Diefenbaker Era

Publication Notice | Reassessing the Rogue Tory: Canadian Foreign Relations in the Diefenbaker Era. Janice Cavell and Ryan M. Touhey. Eds. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2018. The years when John Diefenbaker’s Progressive Conservatives were in office were among the most tumultuous in Canadian history. Variously branded as a populist, maverick, and “Rogue Tory,” …

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International Journal Volume 73, Issue 1 (March 2018)

The latest issue of International Journal: Canada's Journal of Global Policy Analysis has been published. For more information, click on the links below: Editors' Introduction Contents Scholarly Essays AWOL: Canada’s defence policy and presence in the Asia Pacific David Dewitt, Mary Young, Alex Brouse, Jinelle Piereder Seeing ASEAN as a platform for spreading liberalism Ki-Hyun …

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Mike’s World: Lester B. Pearson and Canadian External Affairs

Publication Notice Mike’s World: Lester B. Pearson and Canadian External Affairs. Asa McKercher and Galen Roger Perras. Eds. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2017. Although fifty years have passed since Lester Pearson stepped down as prime minister, he still influences debates about Canada’s role in the world. Known as “Mike” to his friends, he …

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Canada and the United Nations: Legacies, Limits, Prospects

Publication Notice Canada and the United Nations: Legacies, Limits, Prospects. Colin McCullough and Robert Teigrob. Eds. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's Universty Press, 2017. A nation of peacekeepers or soldiers? Honest broker, loyal ally, or chore boy for empire? Attempts to define Canada’s past, present, and proper international role have often led to contradiction and incendiary …

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Canada’s Department of External Affairs, Volume 3: Innovation and Adaptation, 1968–1984

Publication Notice Canada’s Department of External Affairs, Volume 3: Innovation and Adaptation, 1968–1984. John Hilliker, Mary Halloran, and Greg Donaghy. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017. Volume three of the official history of Canada’s Department of External Affairs offers readers an unparalleled look at the evolving structures underpinning Canadian foreign policy from 1968 to 1984. …

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Documents on Canadian External Relations: The Arctic, 1874-1949

Documents on Canadian External Relations: The Arctic, 1874-1949 Earlier this year the Historical Section of Global Affairs Canada published a special Arctic volume in the series Documents on Canadian External Relations. Containing nearly 600 documents, the volume includes extensive material not previously used by historians. A PDF is available for download here. Anyone interested in …

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