Canada and Conflict by Patrick JamesCanada and Conflict by Patrick James

Canada and Conflict

byPatrick James

Paperback | August 15, 2012

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This short, concise book evaluates Canada's evolving foreign policy in a world that changed a great deal in the wake of September 11, 2001. Where Canadians may once have thought of themselves as a "moral super-power" with a focus on peacekeeping, the country's foreign policy has beenundergoing a degree of remodelling. This is reflected in significant changes to the Canadian Forces as well as Canada's decision to engage in a sustained combat engagement in Afghanistan, but not in Iraq. In addition, the country's positioning towards the United States has seen adjustments in recentyears, as Canadians debate topics including a North American approach to border security, ballistic missile defence, and the reality of a reshaped Arctic border on a warming planet. Award-winning scholar Patrick James surveys Canada's role in international conflict in the new millennium. He discusses key figures, including General Rick Hillier, Hamid Karzai, George W. Bush, and members of the Obama administration, as well as successive governments within Canada. He evaluateskey military operations and sites of engagement, as well as strategies for reconstruction in Afghanistan, and later in Libya. Additional topics include NATO and the UN, Canada's growing concern over failed and failing states, and the risks associated with peacekeeping coalitions. James concludes bydrawing on the best insights from the field of international relations to speculate about possible future directions.
Patrick James is Dornsife Dean's Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California and the director of the USC Center for International Studies. He has published over seventy-five articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as thirteen books. Awards and honours include distinguished scholar in Foreign Policy...
Title:Canada and ConflictFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.4 inPublished:August 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195432207

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Table of Contents

List of TablesAcknowledgements1. Introduction2. A Country (Un)ready for War3. The Afghan War: Battles at Home and Abroad4. A New Postwar Canadian Identity5. The Elephant and the Muskox: Canada-US Relations6. The United States: Ally or Adversary?7. A "Model Citizen" on the World StageNotesReferencesIndex