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Authors: Carl Ek, Ian F. Fergusson, Blas Nunez-Neto et al. 
Book Description:
Canada–United States relations covers more than two centuries, marked by a shared British colonial heritage, conflict during the early years of the U.S., and the eventual development of one of the most successful international relationships in the modern world. The most serious breach in the relationship was the War of 1812, which saw both sides try to invade the other, and both failed, leaving the status quo. Friendship was solidified in the 20th century with the shared experience of the world wars and a close alliance during the Cold War. Canada and the United States are currently the world's largest trading partners, share the world's longest border, and have significant interoperability within the defense sphere. Modern difficulties have included repeated trade disputes (despite a continental trade agreement), environmental concerns, and debates over immigration and the movement of people across the shared border. While the foreign policies of the neighbors have been largely aligned for much of the post-war era, significant disputes have arisen, including over the Vietnam War, the status of Cuba, the Iraq War and the War on Terror. At this time, the Canadian dollar has gained considerably versus the U.S. dollar with as yet unknown consequences.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1: Overview pp. 1-4

Chapter 2: Canada’s Domestic Scene pp. 5-9

Chapter 3: Security and Foreign Policy Issues pp. 11-20

Chapter 4: Economic and Trade Issues pp. 21-24

Chapter 5: Environmental Issues pp. 25-26

Chapter 6: Border Security Issues pp. 27-30

Chapter 7: Border Security: Trade and Commercial Concerns pp. 31-34

Chapter 8: Immigration and Refugee Policies pp. 35-39

Chapter 9: Canada and the WTO Doha Development Agenda pp. 41-44

Chapter 10: North American Integration pp. 45-48

Chapter 11: U.S. Imports of Canadian Softwood Lumber pp. 49-52

Chapter 12: Wheat Trade pp. 53-56

Chapter 13: Corn Trade pp. 57-60

Chapter 14: Cattle and Beef Trade pp. 61-64

Chapter 15: Waste Issues pp. 65-69

Chapter 16: Electric Reliability pp. 71-73

Chapter 17: Natural Gas Pipeline from Alaska pp. 75-78

Chapter 18: Northern Energy Development pp. 79-82

Chapter 19: Great Lakes Restoration pp. 83-86

Chapter 20: Status of Polar Bears pp. 87-88

Refernces pp. 89-94

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008, 2nd Quarter
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-252-1
   Status: AV
  
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