Behind the Headlines
The World Trading System: Doha and Beyond

The World Trading System: Doha and Beyond

Published: 2008    |    By: John M. Curtis    |    Volume 65, No. 2 Summary International trade and the trading system are undergoing major changes. While the Doha Round of negotiations, focussed on agriculture, tariffs, and trade facilitation continues in Geneva well...

Canada and the Arms Trade Treaty

Canada and the Arms Trade Treaty

Published: 2007    |    By: Ernie Regehr    |    Volume 64, No. 6 Summary As a second-tier military exporter of some significance, and as an advocate of an arms trade treaty, Canada is in a position to promote controls based on agreed standards, transparency, and peer...

Canada and the Americas: a Time for Modesty

Canada and the Americas: a Time for Modesty

Published: 2007    |    By: Jean Daudelin    |    Volume 64, No. 3 Summary Political violence and repression have been displaced by levels of criminal violence that impinge on every aspect of life and that governments seem unable to contain. That tricky world is...

Arctic Sovereignty? What is at Stake?

Arctic Sovereignty? What is at Stake?

Published: 2007    |    By: Donal McRae    |    Volume 64, No. 1 Summary While as a matter of law all states are sovereign and independent, the degree of actual independence might vary whether one is looking at the matter from a political or economic perspective. So,...

Iraq and the Responsibility to Protect

Iraq and the Responsibility to Protect

Published: 2004   |    By: Ramesh Thakur    |    Volume 62, No. 1 Summary The reformulation of national security into human security is simple, yet it has profound consequences for how we see the world, how we organize our political affairs, how we make choices in...

The politics of uncertainty in Japan

The politics of uncertainty in Japan

Published: 2004   |    By: Michael W. Donnelly    |    Volume 61, No. 3 Summary The idea of a Japanese economic miracle lapsed from popular consciousness years ago. In its place the country’s prolonged struggle to escape the stubborn economic stagnation and political...

Canada’s Security Policies

Canada’s Security Policies

Published: Winter 2002-2003    |    By: George Lindsey et al.    |    Volume 60, No. 2 Summary The new federal government under Paul Martin has stated its intention to reverse the decline, evident over the last few decades, in Canada's position in the world. Achieving...

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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 from academics and policy professionals to journalists and informed citizens. The views expressed in Behind the Headlines are those of the authors.
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