Government Documents/Documents gouvernementaux

Documents on Canadian External Relations

Since the first volume in the series Documents on Canadian External Relations (DCER) was published in 1967 to mark Canada’s centenary, this documentary collection has become a vital source for the study of Canada’s foreign relations. It represents the basic published record of the foreign policy and foreign relations of the Government of Canada, and provides a comprehensive, self-contained record of Canada’s major foreign policy decisions and their underlying rationale.

Foreign Relations of the United States

The Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity.


Diplomatic History

Diplomatic History is the official journal of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR). The journal appeals to readers from a wide variety of disciplines, including American studies, international economics, American history, national security studies, and Latin-American, Asian, African, European, and Middle Eastern studies.

International Affairs

International Affairs is one of the leading journals of international relations and one of the few to cover the entire discipline. It is renowned for its academically rigorous, practitioner-focused scholarship.

International Journal

International Journal (IJ) is Canada’s pre-eminent journal of global policy analysis. It combines brief, policy-relevant articles with longer, peer-reviewed, scholarly assessments of interest to foreign policy-makers, analysts and academics in Canada and around the world.

Journal of International Relations and Foreign Policy

Journal of International Relations and Foreign Policy is an international peer-reviewed journal published by the American Research Institute for Policy Development. The peer-reviewed content of the journal ranges widely across the whole of International Relations and covers subjects and theories of interest to researchers around the world. It publishes articles on contemporary world politics and the global political economy from a variety of methodologies and approaches. The journal seeks original manuscripts that provide theoretically informed empirical analyses of issues in international relations and international political economy, as well as original theoretical or conceptual analyses. The journal follows double-blind peer review process.

Official Histories/Histoires officielles

Canada’s Department of External Affairs, Volume 1: The Early Years, 1909–1946

Volume one of the official history of the Department of External Affairs covers the administrative growth of the department from its formation in 1909 through the major changes brought about by the Second World War.

Canada’s Department of External Affairs, Volume 2: Coming of Age, 1946–1968

Volume two covers a period of remarkable expansion and achievement in Canadian external relations during the first half of the Cold War.

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

Volume three offers readers an unparalleled look at the evolving structures underpinning Canadian foreign policy from 1968 to 1984.

Websites/Sites Internet

Canada Declassified

Canada Declassified is a digital repository of government records declassified under the Canadian Access to Information Act. The holdings span the whole of the Cold War period from 1945 through 1991, the vast majority being government records declassified by the Access to Information and Privacy Division of Library and Archives Canada.

The records maintained by Canada Declassified are open access and fully available to students and scholars around the world.

Canadian Foreign Intelligence History Project

The Canadian Foreign Intelligence History Project (CFIHP) seeks to encourage the study of the history of the foreign intelligence assessment function in Canada by facilitating the exchange of information among researchers and providing a forum for formal and informal collaboration through workshops and conferences.

This collaborative effort will provide a foundation for the greater integration of the history of intelligence assessment into the broader study of Canadian foreign and defence policy in order to inform students, scholars and policy-makers.

Canadian International Council

The Canadian International Council (CIC) is Canada’s foreign relations council. It is an independent, member-based council established to strengthen Canada’s role in global affairs. The CIC has 15-nationwide branches, which collectively hold over 100 events a year to engage the public with international issues. The CIC’s digital media platform,, is Canada’s hub for international affairs, linking our stakeholders in Canada and beyond.

Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs is a leading forum for serious discussion of American foreign policy and global affairs published by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a non-profit and nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to improving the understanding of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs through the free exchange of ideas.

Foreign Policy Journal

Foreign Policy Journal is an online publication dedicated to providing news, critical analysis, and commentary on US foreign policy and international affairs. Its purpose is to challenge the propaganda narratives presented by the mainstream media, which serve to manufacture consent for government policies.

International Network of Editors of Diplomatic Documents

The international network of Editors of Diplomatic Documents was founded in 1988. Delegations from different parts of the world met for the first time in London in 1989. Since then, the reunions took place every second year in The Hague (1992), Ottawa (1994), Rome (1996), Bonn (1998), Washington (2001), Canberra (2003), Paris (2005), Dublin (2007), The Hague (2009), Jerusalem (2011), Geneva (2013) and Washington (2015).


OpenCanada is a stand-alone publication, produced by the Centre for International Governance Innovation. As a digital publication sitting at the intersection of public policy, scholarship and journalism, OpenCanada produces multimedia content to explain, analyze and tell stories about the increasingly complex and rapidly shifting world of foreign policy and international affairs.

Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR)

The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) is dedicated to the scholarly study of the history of American foreign relations. As such, it promotes the “the study, advancement and dissemination of a knowledge of American Foreign Relations ” through the sponsorship of research, annual meetings, and publications. is an online platform for showcasing the activities of the society and an online resource for its members.