Carleton University’s David Carment, Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI) Fellow, professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) and editor of the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal (CFPJ), has released the newest issue of the CFPJ focusing on trade and conflict.

Guest edited by NPSIA doctoral candidates Samuel MacIsaac and Buck C. Duclos, this special emerging scholars issue on rising trends in protectionism and economic nationalism sheds light on recent trade conflicts and threats to global economic integration. Among other findings, they explore how American geopolitical hostilities are influencing trade policies – notably through the means of punitive tariffs and trade sanctions. The ongoing challenge to American hegemony and the rising globalization backlash are dangerous signals of economic unpredictability that could perilously escalate towards outright conflict.

Other topics in this issue include the implications of economic nationalism for Brexit and Scottish independence, debates about multilateralism and globalization, an analysis of popular support for trade during renegotiations, Sino-Canadian relations, and the grey zone economic conflict.

Policy commentaries from former Canadian diplomat Randolph Mank and China trade expert Manjiao Chi question current Canadian and western policies regarding China and provide a path forward for an international trading system now under siege.

Established in 1992, CFPJ is now Canada’s leading journal of international affairs. CFPJ foregrounds quantitative and qualitative methodologies, especially empirically based original studies that facilitate grounded and fresh analysis to serve theory, policy, and strategy development.

Readers can download select CFPJ articles free of charge on the Journal’s affiliate website

CFPJ is published by the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University and this third issue marks the end of its 26th year of publication. The publication can be viewed by following this link:

For information on how to submit articles for review, subscriptions and content, contact the Journal’s Editor, David Carment, at

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