Post-Cold War Security
February-08-13 9:36 AM
- Responses to the end of the Cold War.
- A decade of fighting.
- Peace building and R2P.
Post-Cold War Canada
- In 1989, the Berlin Wall collapsed, followed by the collapse of the Soviet Union
in 1991, completely ending the Cold War?
- The reality of the Cold War influenced everything (capitalist vs. communist).
○ People knew that World War II would come to an end, and people began
to plan for it.
- Under Mulroney, Canada pulled troops out of Europe.
○ We were still with NATO, but what are we to do?!
○ We eventually saw a dramatic cut to the organs of the Department of
External Affairs during the 90s.
- During the 1990s, several international agencies threatened to downgrade
○ This came at a bad time: the military was still needed for some events,
including the Oka Crisis, etc.
○ At the same time, Canada is getting more and more involved
internationally in a bunch of different areas.
With the Cold War paradigm removed, perhaps the UN could actually
□ Canada would eventually contribute to various UN and NATO
missions with the hopes that this will create a new sense of
security (multilateral paradigm on security).
○ In 1993, we will see a shift in foreign under Jean Chretien's dictatorial