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. IJ is cross-disciplinary, combining the insights of political science and history with economics and other disciplines to advance research and dialogue on issues of global significance.

Established in 1946, IJ is the flagship scholarly publication of the Canadian International Council (CIC) and the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History (CCIH). The CIC is a non-partisan, nationwide council established to strengthen Canada’s role in international affairs. The CCIH is a joint undertaking of Trinity College and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. It promotes the study of recent international events from a historical standpoint, and pursues programs of research, teaching, publication and other activities to that end.

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Current Issue: June 2017 /72.2
Table of Contents 


Editors’ Introduction

Brian Bow and Andrea Lane

Scholarly Essays

Canadian values and the Muslim world
Aisha Ahmad

Coming of age in academia: Canadian IR and the ‘optimistic interregnum’ of the 1990s
Ellen Gutterman

The paradigm that dare not speak its name: CFP’s uneasy relationship with realist IR theory
David Haglund

Toward Canada in the world: Thoughts on the future of Canadian foreign policy history
Asa McKercher

Canadian foreign policy from the Roaring 1990s
Bessma Momani

Unlearning: A messy and complex journey with Canadian foreign policy
Heather A. Smith

Life in a Canadian foreign policy generation long ago: The early evolution of a professorial sample of one
Denis Stairs

The global in Canada
Srdjan Vucetic

Lessons of History

Canada’s functional principle: 75 years on
Adam Chapnick

Book Reviews

Your Country, My Country: A Unified History of the United States and Canada, by Robert Bothwell
Stephen Azzi

Rethinking Canadian Aid, 2nd ed., by Stephen Brown, Molly den Heyer, and David R. Black, eds.
Hunter McGill

Colonial Extractions: Race and Canadian Mining in Contemporary Africa, by Paula Butler
Nathan Andrews

Ice and Water: Politics, Peoples, and the Arctic Council, by John English
Rob Huebert

Out of Ashes: A New History of Europe in the Twentieth Century, by Konrad Jarausch
Gary Bruce

Negotiating a River: Canada, the US, and the Creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway, by Daniel Macfarlane
Ronald Stagg

The World Won’t Wait: Why Canada Needs to Rethink Its International Policies, by Roland Paris and Taylor Owen, eds.
Daryl Copeland



Production Team

Brian Bow, Editor-in-Chief
Jack Cunningham, Editor-in-Chief
Jennifer Chylinski, Managerial Assistant
Kate Merriman, Copy Editor
Brendan Kelly, Book Reviews Editor
David Webster, ‘Lessons from History’ Editor



Editorial Board

Jean-Christophe Boucher, MacEwan University, Canada
Adam Chapnick, Canadian Forces College, Canada
Melissa Conley Tyler, Australian Institute of International Affairs, Australia
Laura Dawson, Woodrow Wilson International Center, US
John English, University of Toronto, Canada
John Hancock, World Trade Organization, Switzerland
Patrick James, University of Southern California, US
Jennifer Jeffs, Canadian International Council
Brian Job, University of British Columbia, Canada
Veronica Kitchen, University of Waterloo, Canada
Jason Lyall, Yale University
Margaret MacMillan, University of Oxford, UK
David M. Malone, United Nations University, Japan
Kim Richard Nossal, Queen’s University, Canada
Taylor Owen, University of British Columbia, Canada
Vincent Pouliot, McGill University, Canada
Stéphane Roussel, Université du Québec a Montréal, Canada
Elinor Sloan, Carleton University, Canada
Steve Saideman, Carleton University, Canada
Denis Stairs, Dalhousie University, Canada
Stefanie Von Hlatky, Queen’s University, Canada
Debora VanNijnatten, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
Jennifer Welsh, European University Institute, Italy

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