Beyond Afghanistan: An International Security Agenda for Canada

Beyond Afghanistan: An International Security Agenda for Canada


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For over a decade, Canada’s participation in the war in Afghanistan dominated media headlines, government discussions, academic studies, and the public international security debate. Now that the mission in Afghanistan is over, what issues should shape Canada’s international security agenda? This collection of essays, written by leading observers of Canadian policy, seeks to answer this question by investigating how Canada will likely respond to new threats and security challenges in light of experience gained in Afghanistan. Topics include the future place of NATO in defence and security policy, regions of concern and interest, and nuclear weapons and arms control.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780774831994
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication date: 03/02/2017
Pages: 326
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

James Fergusson is the director of the Centre for Defence and Security Studies and a professor in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Manitoba. Francis Furtado served for over twenty years with the Government of Canada and currently works as a consultant in Ottawa. Contributors: Doug Bland, Andrea Charron, David Dewitt, David Haglund, J. J. Jockel, Hal Klepak, Danford Middlemiss, Alexander Moens, Bessma Momani, Kim Richard Nossal, Douglas Ross, Joel Sokolosky, Denis Stairs, and Gord Vachon

Table of Contents


Part 1: Canada and NATO
1. Way Back Then and Now: NATO and the Canadian Interest / Denis Stairs
2. From Foulkes to Foulkes: Transforming the Structure of NATO / Douglas Bland
3. Afghanistan and After: The NATO Factor in Canadian Defence Decision Making / Danford Middlemiss
4. The Alphonse Karr Version of Canada and NATO (or Plus ça change) / David G. Haglund
5. NATO: Canada’s Indispensable Alliance / Alexander Moens

Part 2: Canada Beyond NATO Europe
6. Arctic Security: Keeping NATO Out, Russia and China Down, and the United States In / Andrea Charron
7. Ten Years into Forever: NORAD’s Place in Canada-US Defence Relations / Joseph T. Jockel and Joel J. Sokolosky
8. Is Time out of Joint? Growing Challenges for Canada in Inter-American Defence and Security Affairs / Hal Klepak
9. An “Astrategic” Power: Canada, China, and Great Power Transitions / Kim Richard Nossal
10. Canada and the Middle East: Working within Multilateralism / David Dewitt and Bessma Momani

Part 3: Canadian International Security: Perspectives and Issues
11. Still in the Water Supply: Myths in Canadian Defence and Security Policy Debates / Francis Furtado
12. From Prague to Chicago to Honolulu: Toward Nuclear Abolition and a Renewed Canadian Role in American and NATO Nuclear Deterrence / Douglas Alan Ross
13. A Reason for Hope, No Reason for Optimism: Canada, Arms Control, and Disarmament / Gordon Vachon
14. Off the Radar: Strategic Defence and Military Space / James Fergusson



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