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By Paul Heinbecker, Bessma Momani

Canada and the center East: In thought and perform presents a different viewpoint on one of many world’s so much geopolitically vital areas. From the point of view of Canada’s diplomats, lecturers, and previous coverage practitioners occupied with the sector, the ebook bargains an summary of Canada’s dating with the center East and the demanding situations Canada faces there. The individuals research Canada’s efforts to advertise its pursuits and values—peace construction, peacekeeping, multiculturalism, and multilateralism, for example—and examine the perspectives of groups on Canada’s relatives with nations of the center East. Canada and the center East might be beneficial to teachers and scholars learning the center East, Canadian overseas coverage, and diplomacy. it is going to additionally function a primer for Canadian businesses making an investment within the center East and a invaluable reference for Canada’s overseas carrier and reporters stationed overseas via supplying a history to Canadas interestsand function within the quarter. Co-published with the Centre for foreign Governance Innovation

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And increasingly Canadian) foreign policies are indeed a source of grievance and concern, the importance of immigrant experiences in shaping Muslim perceptions of the West should not be underestimated. 6 Facilitate Transnational Alliances Deliberate efforts to increase scholarly and professional as well as youth contact have the potential to significantly enhance Canadian understanding of the Middle East and vice versa, while also expediting the construction of transnational alliances and networks.

The reasons for this are many, and at least some credit must be given to the vigour and passion with which advocates of the neo-conservative perspective have articulated their convictions. Whereas the liberal internationalists seek to stay the course by patiently applying diplomatic, political, and economic resources to multilateral peace- and securitybuilding efforts, neo-conservatives underscore new forms of insecurity wrought by the politicization of cultural and religious identities and the proliferation of modern military technologies.

If Canada embraces this path of dialogue and bridge building, there are several positive steps that can be taken. 1 Strengthen Diplomatic Preparedness Although federal institutions such as dfait, the International Development Research Centre (idrc), and the Canadian International Development Agency (cida) already possess impressive (and sometimes underutilized) expertise on Middle Eastern issues, efforts to develop a more proactive Middle East policy could nonetheless benefit from programs designed to augment cross-cultural diplomatic capacity and deepen specialization.

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