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: December 2016, 71(4)
Table of Contents 

Brian Bow and Jack Cunningham
Editors’ Introduction

Scholarly Essays


Positioning the third wave of middle power diplomacy: Institutional elevation, practice limitations

Andrew Cooper and Emel Parlar Dal


Testing middle power’s collective action in a world of diffuse power

Andrew Cooper


Mexico: A leader in search of like-minded peers

Günther Maihold


Walking the middle path: The characteristics of Indonesia’s rise

Awidya Santikajaya


South Korea’s middle power diplomacy: The case of growing compatibility between regional and global roles

Jongryn Mo


Assessing Turkey’s middle power foreign policy in MIKTA: Goals, means, and impact

Emel Parlar Dal and Ali Murat Kurşun


Australian experiments in creative governance, regionalism, and plurilateralism

Susan Harris Rimmer


Conclusion: Delusions of grandeur in the Goldilocks Zone

Bruce Gilley


Book Reviews

BRICS: An Anti-Capitalist Critique, by Patrick Bond and Ana Garcia, eds.

Giselle Thompson


Left and Right: The Small World of Political Ideas, by Christopher Cochrane

Dubi Kanengisser


A Time to Attack: The Looming Iranian Nuclear Threat, by Matthew Kroenig

Patty Zakaria


Latin America Confronts the United States: Asymmetry and Influence, by Tom Long

Oliver Stuenkel


Points of Entry: How Canada’s Immigration Officers Decide Who Gets In, by Vic Satzewich

Sonia D’Angelo


Transnational History, by Pierre-Yves Saunier

Renéo Lukic



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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