Canada and the Middle East: In Theory and Practice (Studies by Paul Heinbecker, Bessma Momani

By Paul Heinbecker, Bessma Momani

Canada and the center East: In idea and perform presents a distinct viewpoint on one of many world’s so much geopolitically very important areas. From the viewpoint of Canada’s diplomats, lecturers, and previous coverage practitioners serious about the sector, the publication deals an summary of Canada’s courting with the center East and the demanding situations Canada faces there. The participants study Canada’s efforts to advertise its pursuits and values—peace development, peacekeeping, multiculturalism, and multilateralism, for example—and examine the perspectives of groups on Canada’s family with international locations of the center East. Canada and the center East might be invaluable to lecturers and scholars learning the center East, Canadian international coverage, and diplomacy. it's going to additionally function a primer for Canadian businesses making an investment within the center East and a invaluable reference for Canada’s overseas provider and newshounds stationed in another country through offering a historical past to Canadas interestsand function within the zone. Co-published with the Centre for foreign Governance Innovation

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With respect to the Middle East in particular, Canada has at times been more concerned with abstaining from new entanglements and keeping a safe distance from battles that are not its own than with the consistent application of a set of national and international principles. Nonetheless, there is considerable scope for a more active and engaged approach—an approach that responds to the urgency of the neo-conservatives without succumbing to their particularism and preoccupation with military solutions.

This is a very brief account of an ongoing process of collaboration and understanding between these two countries. Shaker maintains that her contribution in consolidating historical relations between the Egyptian and Canadian people could never have been achieved without the full cooperation of the leaders of both countries. As the first Egyptian female ambassador to Canada, Shaker found it essential to put a human face on all multilateral and bilateral relationships. She travelled to various provinces and reached out to the Egyptian-Canadian communities to underline the image of Egypt as a peacemaker and to enhance the political, cultural, and trade relations between Canada and Egypt.

MacEachen’s 1983 statement concerning the rationale for Canadian relations with the Middle East remains highly applicable to the present situation: Canadians individually and collectively are greatly aided in developing relations with the region by the linguistic duality and the cultural and religious diversity of our country. For example, we share membership in the international French-speaking community with three states of the area: Tunisia, Morocco and Lebanon, and there are several others where French is much used.

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