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By Paul Heinbecker, Bessma Momani

Canada and the center East: In thought and perform offers a special viewpoint on one of many world’s such a lot geopolitically very important areas. From the point of view of Canada’s diplomats, lecturers, and previous coverage practitioners inquisitive about the zone, the publication deals an outline of Canada’s courting with the center East and the demanding situations Canada faces there. The members study 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 kinfolk with international locations of the center East. Canada and the center East could be valuable to lecturers and scholars learning the center East, Canadian international coverage, and diplomacy. it is going to additionally function a primer for Canadian businesses making an investment within the center East and a priceless reference for Canada’s overseas provider and reporters stationed out of the country through offering a history to Canadas interestsand function within the sector. Co-published with the Centre for foreign Governance Innovation

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Note 1 The editors acknowledge the work of Hany Besada in helping to synthesize this chapter based on the co-authors’ comments and writings. 2 The Suez war began on October 29, 1956, when Israel, the UK, and France attacked Egypt, after it had decided to nationalize the Suez Canal because the United States and the UK had withdrawn their funding of the construction of the Aswan Dam. Nathan C. Funk 3 Applying Canadian Principles to Peace and Conflict Resolution in the Middle East Contemporary Debates s Canadians seek to define their international role for the early 21st century, they find themselves confronted by divergent visions of their country’s identity, values, and fundamental interests.

Rather than diluting conceptions of national or state security, human security calls for greater conceptual clarity about the ends of security policy (enhanced wellbeing and safety of individual human beings) as well as the means. If allowed to inform policy thinking and Canada’s strategic vision for international engagement, the human security agenda can provide a basis for a richer policy dialogue, as well as for attempts to move beyond the “values versus interests” debate that underpins much of Canadian ambivalence toward a more engaged and proactive Middle East policy.

This type of contribution would, in the long run, advance a more representative political reality in some of the countries in the region. To sum up, Sultan would like to see increased Canadian involvement in the region with a higher profile presence. This would benefit not only Israel, but also the entire Middle Eastern region as well as Canada. 20 Michael Bell, Michael Molloy, David Sultan, and Sallama Shaker The Experience of Sallama Shaker, Former Egyptian Ambassador to Canada As Egypt’s ambassador to Canada from 2000 to 2004, Sallama Shaker expressed her unequivocal support for Canada’s continued and uninterrupted role in the Middle East, dating back to the Arab-Israeli conflict of the 1940 s.

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