Synopses & Reviews
Experts from Canada, Germany and the United States discussed the most pressing and perhaps most controversial aspects of the trilateral and the respective bilateral relationship with a special focus on Canada, the "peaceable kingdom." This metaphor, describes Canada's foreign policy identity as a middle power promoting the concepts of collective security and peace-keeping: Should and can Canada fulfill a new role as mediator between the United States and Europe within NATO? How do current developments in European integration (ESDP) affect Canada and transatlantic security relations? What is the impact of September 11, 2001 on Ottawa's and Berlin's relations to the United States?
"Der Band ist schmal im Umfang, aber substantiell im Inhalt. [...] ein wichtiger und gehaltvoller Impulsgeber [...]." Zeitschrift für Kanada-Studien, 02/2006
Markus Kaim and Ursula Lehmkuhl During the years 2002 and 2003, transatlantic relations witnessed severe prob- lems. The Bush administration had decided to intervene in Iraq unilaterally and preemptively as part of the strategy to combat international terrorism. Neither Germany nor Canada became members of the war coalition. Both countries had to rethink their relations to the United States. The conference that took place on May, 15 and 16,2003, organized by the German Council on Foreign Relations, the John F. Kennedy Institute of the Free University of Berlin and the Chair of Foreign Policy and International Relations of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena on "Challenges and Options for the Transatlantic Partnership at the Begin- ning of the 21st Century: Canada, Germany, and their Relations to the United States" was part of this process. Experts from Canada, Germany, and the United States discussed the most pressing and perhaps most controversial aspects of the trilateral and the respective bilateral relationships with a special focus on Can- ada, the "peaceable kingdom.
About the Author
Dr. Markus Kaim is Assistant Professor of Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Department of Political Science of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Dr. Ursula Lehmkuhl is Professor of North American History and Chair of the History Department of the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Free University of Berlin.
Table of Contents
Governmental Perspectives - The North Atlantic Alliance - The Triangular Relationship - The Bilateral Dimension