Research and Publications

The CIC publishes special reports, event briefings, the Behind the Headlines paper series, and the leading Canadian foreign policy journal International Journal.

About Our Publications

Our publications offer fresh insights and provide a forum for valuable debate on foreign policy issues facing Canada and the broader international community. They target a wide audience from academics and policy specialists to journalists and interested citizens.

The views expressed in these publications are those of the contributors. The CIC is an independent policy institute and does not express opinions of its own. For information on permissions, translations or bulk copies of CIC publications, please contact

International Journal

Founded in 1946, International Journal (IJ) has long been Canada’s leading academic forum for serious discussion of foreign policy and international affairs. Published in conjunction with the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History (CCIH), 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 fields to advance research and dialogue on issues of global significance.

Behind the Headlines

First published in 1940 as a pamphlet series focused on contemporary Canadian foreign policy, Behind the Headlines evolved first into a quarterly current affairs magazine, and then into its current form as a policy paper series. The various iterations of Behind the Headlines shared a focus on international affairs and Canada’s place in the world, as well as an overriding goal of producing material accessible to a wide audience.


CIC Special Reports are the outgrowth of long-term CIC research projects and typically offer policy recommendations. Our Event Briefings present succinct overviews of CIC events, identifying key insights and findings.

Publications Archive

Search our publication archive to access papers, reports, briefings and other key documents of the CIC and CIIA dating back to 1928.