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Are We Really Just Peace Keepers? The Perception Versus the Reality of Canadian Involvement in the I

In this un-refereed working paper, Sean M. Maloney criticizes those reasons cited by the Chrétien government for its failure to participate in the US-led was in Iraq.
http://www.irpp.org/wp/archive/wp2003-02.pdf

Canada and Military Coalitions: Where, How and with Whom?

This article by Douglas Bland examines not whether Canada should continue participating in coalitions (which Bland considers a given), but “whether Canada has the political will and the means to influence the shape and operating expectations of established and emerging coalitions to best benefit Canada’s national interests.”
http://www.irpp.org/pm/archive/pmvol3no3.pdf

Force Structure or Forced Structure? The 1994 White Paper on Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces in the 1990s.

In this article Sean M. Maloney cites, in his view, the need for a new Canadian defence policy. He also explores the restructuring that such an overhaul of the system would entail.
http://www.irpp.org/choices/archive/vol10no5.pdf

Lost in Transition: Canada and the Search for a 3-D Solution in Kosovo

Julian Wright studies the current situation in Kosovo (i.e., 2005), with a particular eye towards its compatibility with Canada’s new 3D approach to development in general, “which seeks to integrate defence, development and diplomacy efforts.”
http://www.irpp.org/pm/archive/pmvol7no1.pdf

Mature Peacekeeping Operations as Facilitators of Organized Crime

In this unrefereed working paper Irv Marucelj explains that countries in the midst of conflict foster supportive environments for criminal activity � environments that are the product of government disorganization and/or distraction.
http://www.irpp.org/miscpubs/archive/wp/wp2005-01.pdf

Military and Postconflict Security: Implications for American, British and other Allied Force Planni

In this issue of Choices, Ann M. Fitz-Gerald tackles the issue of security sector reform. She looks at the key actors and activities within the security sector as well as the main program and policy areas in which this reform is taking place.
http://www.irpp.org/choices/archive/vol9no3.pdf

Multinational Land Force Interoperability: Meeting the Challenge of Different Cultural Backgrounds in Chapter VI Peace Support Operations

This article by Ann Fitz-Gerald analyzes the interoperability of forces of different nationalities in multinational forces of the UN, NATO and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
http://www.irpp.org/choices/archive/vol8no3.pdf

Policy Choices: Improving our Relations with the United States: Conference Outcomes Report

With a new government in Ottawa, this discussion paper attempts to outline the status of Canada’s relationship with the United States, in 2006, and means for improving the relationship.
http://www.ppforum.ca/common/assets/publications/en/canada_u...

Realism Canadian Style: National Security Policy and the Chretien Legacy

In this Policy Matters paper, Joel Sokolsky considers Jean Chr�tien's decision to keep Canada out of the US-led war in Iraq and how this positioning fit vis-�-vis previous dealings with the US in the area of security policy.
http://www.irpp.org/pm/archive/pmvol5no2.pdf

Sailing in Concert: The Politics and Strategy of Canada-US Naval Interoperability

This article by Joel Sokolsky examines the concept of interoperability but with a specific focus on the role of the Canadian Navy.
http://www.irpp.org/choices/archive/vol8no2.pdf