Canada Among Nations, 1990-91: After the Cold War


280 pages
Contains Bibliography
ISBN 0-88629-144-5
DDC 327.71




Edited by Fen Osler Hampson and Christopher J. Maule
Reviewed by J.L. Granatstein

J.L. Granatstein is a history professor at York University and author of
War and Peacekeeping and For Better or For Worse.


This continuing series, begun at Carleton University in 1984, has now
became the best annual survey of Canadian foreign policy. The Canadian
Annual Review, much longer-lived, is now running several years behind in
its publication, and its format tends to demand an unopinionated and
benign view from its authors. The Carleton series, by contrast, gives
the authors some scope, and the result is generally excellent.

This volume focuses on the end of the Cold War, the events unleashed by
the collapse of the Soviet empire. But we also have the Gulf War, the
difficult task of adjusting to the Free Trade Agreement, the new world
order, and Canada and Latin America covered here. And above all in this
troubled decade, we have “the Canadian malaise” and its impact on
Canada’s place in the world. The authors are genuine experts, the
pieces are ordinarily well written, and the volume, like its
predecessors, is simply indispensable for anyone interested in
Canada’s place in the world.


“Canada Among Nations, 1990-91: After the Cold War,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed May 28, 2024,