The Latest Issue: NORAD and Beyond.
Editors’ Introduction to International Journal Vol. 70, No. 2
This year’s annual John W. Holmes issue was initially conceived as an examination of the past, present, and future of North American air defence. Andrea Charron and Jim Fergusson of the Centre for Defence and Security Studies at the University of Manitoba are in the midst of an extensive study of the future of NORAD, and they encouraged a number of their colleagues to submit their most recent research to IJ. Matthew Trudgen’s historical investigation of the Distant Early Warning Line and Joseph Jockel and Joel Sokolsky’s policy brief on the future of NORAD bookend Charron and Fergusson’s own new research on NORAD to launch the issue.
Keeping with the defence theme, we follow their work with a comparative analysis of the role of unmanned aerial vehicles in the Canadian and Danish armed forces by Gary Schaub Jr. and Kristian Søby Kristensen and a new essay by the prominent Canadian defence analyst Elinor Sloan, who looks at the impact of the American pivot toward the Asia-Pacific on Canadian strategic thinking. Next comes a provocative analysis of Canadian attitudes toward trade agreements with Asia countries by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada’s Nathan Allen. His paper integrates fairly rigorous statistical data that is relatively uncommon in the pages of International Journal. We chose to include it, however, for two reasons. First, Allen’s findings offer fresh, insightful thinking on Canadian approaches to a part of the world that will only become more important to Canadian governments in the coming years. Second, Allen has done an excellent job of making his quantitative analysis accessible, a feat that would have pleased John Holmes immensely.
In the spirit of Holmes’ commitment to history, three current and former members of the Historical Section at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development contribute an essay on the Canadian foreign policy review process. And finally, two review essays of classic Canadian texts—Secretary of State for External Affairs Mitchell Sharp’s Third Option paper and Joseph Jockel’s No Boundaries Upstairs—launch our book review section.
Mairi MacDonald, University of Toronto
Adam Chapnick, Canadian Forces College and Royal Military College of Canada
2014 Award Winners Announced
Marcel Cadieux Distinguished Writing Award ($1000 for best article on Canadian foreign policy in a volume of IJ): to Claire Turenne Sjolander for “Through the looking glass: Canadian identity and the War of 1812,” in 69.2;
Marvin Gelber Essay Prize ($1000 to the author of the best article by a junior scholar in a volume of IJ): to Peter Harris for “Environmental protection as international security: Securing the Pentagon’s island bases in the Asia-Pacific,” in 69.3;
SAGE Prize for International Scholarship ($1000 for best article on international affairs in an a volume of IJ): to Youngwon Cho for “Method to the madness of Chairman Kim: The instrumental rationality of North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons,” in 69.1.
Call for Submissions
International Journal: Canada’s journal of global policy analysis, is planning a special, peer-reviewed, issue on the past, present, and future of international education. IJ combines policy briefs (3,000 words, limited footnotes) with longer scholarly assessments (up to 8,000 words, including up to 60 notes) of interest to foreign policy-makers and analysts in Canada and abroad. The journal is cross-disciplinary, combining the insights of history, political science, and economics with anthropology and other social sciences to advance research and dialogue in the field of international relations, broadly defined.
We welcome submissions that consider any of the following elements of international education as an element of international policy or scholarship:
- How, when, and/or where the idea of international education evolved from a primarily domestic preoccupation to a global foreign policy challenge
- Historical and contemporary case studies of individual states’ approaches to international education
- Comparative assessments of national and/or subnational approaches to international education
- The state of global governance in the field of international education
- The future of international education as a global policy issue
- The scholarship of international education
Authors who wish that their essays be considered for publication in the special issue are asked to submit complete manuscripts by 20 February 2015 to allow time for peer review. Papers that reach IJ after the deadline will be considered for publication in the journal at a later date. IJ accepts submissions through the Scholar One website at the Scholar One website, which is accessible here. Full details on submission format and style can be found at here.
Please forward any questions to either of the journal’s editor, Adam Chapnick
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 history, political science, and economics with anthropology and other social sciences to advance research and dialogue on issues of global significance.
Established in 1946, IJ is the 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 Bill Graham Centre 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.
In 2013 the CIC and the Bill Graham Centre were pleased to partner with SAGE Publications to publish International Journal. Read more about the new partnership here.
Adam Chapnick, Editor
Adam Chapnick is the deputy director of education at the Canadian Forces College and an associate professor of defence studies at the Royal Military College of Canada. He joined the Canadian Forces College in 2006 and currently teaches courses in Canadian governance and strategic decision-making and Canadian foreign policy.
Among his five written or edited books, Canada’s Voice: The Public Life of John Wendell Holmes (2009) and The Middle Power Project: Canada and the Founding of the United Nations (2005) were shortlisted for the annual Dafoe Prize.
He is also a regular commentator in the national media. His opinion editorials have been published in the National Post, the Toronto Star, the Ottawa Citizen, the Calgary Herald, and the Embassy. He has appeared as a foreign policy expert on Canada AM and CBC radio.
He holds a PhD in history from the University of Toronto.
Submissions to the journal are welcomed in the following categories:
Policy briefs: contemporary global policy assessments of approximately 3,000 words that aim to shape public debate. Footnotes should be limited to 15.
Scholarly essays: extended analyses of 5,000 to 8,000 words that explore topics in global policy and international relations with significant rigour and scholarly depth. These articles may include up to 60 footnotes.
Book reviews: reviews of approximately 1,000 words, as well as review essays of approximately 3,000 words. Please contact the Book Reviews Editor, Mathilde von Bülow, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Marcel Cadieux Distinguished Writing Award
The Marcel Cadieux Distinguished Writing Award is an annual prize of $1000 given to the author of the best article on Canadian foreign policy in a volume of International Journal.
The Marvin Gelber Essay Prize
The Marvin Gelber Essay Prize carries an award of $1000 and is given annually to the author of the best article by a junior scholar in a volume of IJ.
The SAGE Prize for International Scholarship
The SAGE Prize for International Scholarship is an annual prize of $1000 given to the author of the best article on international affairs in a volume of International Journal.