Canadian Peacekeeping Resources


CANADIAN PEACEKEEPING: Documents and Resources

A. Walter Dorn
Draft of 5 December 2018

Contents
Books & Book Chapters
Articles
Bibliographies
Biographies and Memoirs
Conference Proceedings
Documents: Canadian Government; United Nations
Issues
Miscellaneous
Mission Specific
Proposals
Theses
Websites

 

Books on Canadian Peacekeeping

Bin, Matthew, On Guard for Thee: Canadian Peacekeeping Missions, BookLand Press, 2007, 205 pp.

Gaffen, Fred, In the Eye of the Storm: a History of Canadian Peacekeeping. Toronto, Canada: Deneau and Wayne; 1987. 302p.
** A detailed and authoritative history of Canadian peacekeeping during the Cold War **

Gammer, Nicholas. From Peacekeeping to Peacemaking: Canada’s Response to the Yugoslav Crisis. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2001. I

Gardam, John, The Canadian Peacekeeper, General Store Publishing, 1992.

Gardam, John, Canadians in War and Peacekeeping, General Store Publishing, 2000.

Jockel, Joseph T., Canada and International Peacekeeping. Toronto, Canada; Washington, D.C.: Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies; 1994. xi, 83p.

Enslev Johnston, Sheila, Canada’s Peacekeepers (Junior Edition), Altitude Publishing; Junior Edition, 2007.

Leach, Norman S., Canadian Peacekeepers: Ten Stories of Valour in War-Torn Countries, Folk Lore Publishing, 2005.

Maloney, Sean M., Canada and UN Peacekeeping: Cold War by Other Means, 1945-1970, 2002, 265 pp.

Maloney, Sean and John Llambias. Chances for Peace: Canadian Soldiers in the Balkans, 1992-1995. St. Catherines, ON: Vanwell,2003.

 

Book Chapters^

Cohen, Andrew, While Canada Slept: How We Lost Our Place in the World, 2004, 224 pp.

Morton, Desmond, A Military History of Canada, McClelland & Stewart, 1985. (5th ed., 2007)

 

Articles on Canadian Peacekeeping^

Albert Legault, “Canada’s Contribution to Peacekeeping Operations,” in International Peacekeeping in the Eighties: Global Outlook and Canadian Priorities, ed. John Sigler (Ottawa: Carleton University Press, 1982), 17-28.

Carroll, Michael K. “Peacekeeping: Canada’s past, but not its present and future?” International Journal 71.1 (2016), pp.167-176.

Jung, Karsten, Of Peace and Power: Promoting Canadian Interests Through Peacekeeping, 2009, 138 pp.

Legault Albert, Manon Tessier, George Tombs, Canada and Peacekeeping: Three Major Debates, Translated by George Tombs, Canadian Peacekeeping Press, 1999.

Dorn, A. Walter, “Canadian Peacekeeping: Proud Tradition, Strong Future?“, Canadian Foreign Policy, Vol. 12, No. 2 (Fall 2005), pp.7–32.

Dorn, A. Walter, “Canada Pulls Out of Peacekeeping,” The Globe and Mail, 27 March 2006.

Dorn, A. Walter, “Canada’s Honourable Role as a Peacekeeping Nation” (pdf) in Lucia Kowaluk and Steven Staples (eds.), Afghanistan and Canada: Is There an Alternative to War?, Black Rose Books, Montreal/New York/London, 2009, pp.275-283.

Martin, Paul, “Canada’s Role in Supporting United Nations Peacekeeping” in Canada and the Quest for Peace, 1967.

Pearson, Geoffrey AH, “Canadian Attitudes to Peacekeeping,” in Peacekeeping: Appraisals and Proposals, 118-29 (Henry Wiseman ed.).

Sigler, John, International Peacekeeping in the Eighties: Global Outlook and Canadian Priorities. Ottawa : Norman Paterson School of International Affaire, Carleton University, 1982.

Wagner, Eric, “The Peaceable Kingdom? The National Myth of Canadian Peacekeeping and the Cold War”, Canadian Military Journal 7.4 (2006).

 

Bibliographies^

United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library, Peacekeeping Operations: A Bibliography (Monographs 1945-2002) – DHL/USS/ECRD/BIB/1/Pt.4, http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/pkeep.htm.

Jones, Peter. Peacekeeping: an Annotated Bibliography. East Kingston, Canada: Frye; 198p. xl, 152p.

 

Biographies and Memoirs^

Axworthy, Lloyd, Navigating a New World Order:  Canada’s Global Future, Vintage Canada, 2004, 474 pp.

Burns, E. L. M., Between Arab and Israeli. Toronto, Canada: Clarke and Irwin; 1962, 336 pp.

Chretien, Jean, My Years as Prime Minister, Knopf Canada, 2007.

Dallaire, Romeo, Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda, Random House Canada, 584.

Davis, James, The Sharp End: A Canadian Soldier’s Story, Douglas & McIntyre Ltd, 1997.

De Domenico , John E. G., Land of a Million Elephants: Memoirs of a Canadian Peacekeeper, 113 pp. [memoirs of service with the International Commission for Supervision and Control in Laos]

Grant, Kurt. All Tigers, No Donkeys: A Citizen Soldier in Croatia, 1994-1995. St. Catherines, ON: Vanwell, 2005. [diaries from reservist in UNPROFOR/Croatia, 1994-1995.]

MacKenzie, Lewis. Peacekeeper: the Road to Sarajevo. Toronto, Canada: Harper Collins Pub.; 1994. xx, 546 pp.

MacKenzie, MGen Lewis. “Canada’s Army-Post Peacekeeping,” Journal of Military and Strategic Studies 12.1 (2009).

Martin, Paul, Hell or High Water: My Life in and out of Politics, Emblem Editions, 2009, 504 pp.

Martin, Paul, A Very Public Life, Ottawa: Deneau, 1983.

Off, Carol, The Lion, the Fox & the Eagle: A Story of Generals and Justice in Rwanda and Yugoslavia, Random House Canada, 2001, 416 pp.

Pearson, Lester B., Mike: The Memoirs of the Right Honourable Lester B. Pearson, University of Toronto Press, 1972.

 

Conference Proceedings^

Byers, Rod B. and Michael Slack (eds.) Canada and peacekeeping: prospects for the future. York, Canada: York University; 1983. 56p.

Cox, David, Alastair M. Taylor, and Granatstein, J.L., “Peacekeeping: international challenge and Canadian response.” Contemporary affairs, No. 39. Toronto: Canadian Institute of International Affairs; 1968. 221 pp.

Sigler, John, ed. International Peacekeeping in the Eighties: Global Outlook and Canadian Priorities. Ottawa: Norman Paterson School of International Affairs; 1982. 58 pp.

Taylor, Alastair M., D. Cox and J. L. Granatstein. Peacekeeping: international challenge and Canadian response. Toronto, Canada: Canadian Institute of International Affairs; 1968. 221 pp.

York University. Peacekeeping: norms, policy and process. 1993 peacekeeping Symposium, Toronto, Canada: York University. Center for International and Strategic Studies; 1993.

 

Documents: Canadian Government^

Canada. Parliament. House of Commons. Standing Committee on External Affairs and National Defence. Eighth report of the Standing Committee on External Affairs and National Defence respecting United Nations and peacekeeping. Ottawa: The Committee; 1970. 96 pp.

Canada. Parliament. House of Commons. Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs.  The dilemmas of a committed peacekeeper: Canada and the renewal of peacekeeping. Ottawa: Queen’s Printer for Canada; 1993. xiii, 46, 48, xiiip.

Canada. Parliament. Senate. Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs. Meeting new challenges : Canada’s response to a new generation of peacekeeping : report of the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs. [Ottawa]: The Committee; 1993. xi, 95, xii, 103p.

International Policy Statement (2004): Overview, Diplomacy, Defence, Development.

Meeting of Military Experts to Consider the Technical Aspects of United Nations Peace-keeping Operations (1964: Ottawa). Ottawa: [s.n.]; 1964. Note: Meeting called by the Government of Canada.

White Papers on Defence:
2017 Strong, Secure, Engaged: Canada’s Defence Policy (DND pdf)
2009 Canada First Defence Strategy
2005 A Role of Pride and Influence in the World : Defence Policy Statement 
1994 1994 Defence White Paper
1987 Challenge and Commitment: A Defence Policy for Canada
1971 White Paper on Defence
1964 White Paper on Defence

White Papers on Foreign Affairs:
2005  A Role of Pride and Influence in the World 
1995 Canada in the World: Government Statement  
1970 Foreign Policy for Canadians 
1968 Federalism and International Conferences on Education: A Supplement to Federalism and International Relations 
1968 Federalism and International Relations

See also webpage “Primary Sources & Doctrine On Security & Peace Operations”: http://walterdorn.net/pub/162

 

Documents: United Nations^

Official Document System (ODS), Advanced Search: http://documents.un.org/advance.asp

“Peacekeeping MIsisons,” Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council, www.un.org/en/sc/repertoire/subsidiary_organs/peacekeeping_missions.shtml

 

Issue Specific^

Collins, Robin, “The Caricaturing of UN Peacekeeping,” Policy Options, 20 February 2018. Available at: http://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/february-2018/the-caricaturing-of-un-peacekeeping/

Haglund, David G. and Peter L. Jones, Canada, the “lessons” of peacekeeping, and Central America. Kingston, Canada: Centre for International Relations, Queen’s University; 1989. 46p.

Hill, R. J., Command and control problems of UN and similar peacekeeping operations, Ottawa: Canada. Department of National Defence; 1968. iii, 39 pp.

Jansen, Gordon W. V., The official rationale for Canadian participation in international peacekeeping: a comparison of the Trudeau administration and the internationalist era. Ottawa: Carleton University; 1978. Note: Thesis (M.A.), Carleton University.

Maloney, S. M., Insights into Canadian Peacekeeping Doctrine, Military Review 76(2)  12-23 (1996).

MacKay, Peter. “Peacekeeping is not suited to today’s conflicts”, Policy Options (January 2018). Available at: http://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/january-2018/peacekeeping-is-not-suited-to-todays-conflicts/ . A response was provided by Robin Collins (see above). 

 

Miscellaneous^

Canadian Operations in Support of the United Nations. [New York]: [s.n.]; 1966. 21p.

 

Mission Specific (Cdn Participation, see also Biographies)^

Carroll, Michael Kiernan, Pearson’s Peacekeepers: Canada and the United Nations Emergency Force, 1956-1967, UBC Press, 2009 – History – 229 pages

Off, Carol, The Ghosts of Medak Pocket: The Story of Canada’s Secret War, 2005, 320 pp.

Oliviero, Charles S., LCol (ret’d). “Operation ‘Deliverance’: International Success or Domestic Failure?” in Canadian Military Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2, Summer 2001, pp. 51-58. {Somalia mission]

Spooner, Kevin A., Canada, the Congo Crisis, and UN Peacekeeping, UBC Press, 2010, 296 pp.

 

Media (Newspapers)^

Archives search of

The Globe and Mail: http://heritage.theglobeandmail.com

The Toronto Star: http://micromedia.pagesofthepast.ca

 

Polls^

Environics Research, “Canada’s World Poll 2008”,  (Simons Foundation) (pdf: The_Canada’s_World_Poll_-_Final_Report.pdf)(Canada’s most positive contribution to the world: peacekeeping)

Nanos Research, “Views on Canada’s role in peacekeeping missions (National survey),” released October, 2016 (Project 2016-914). (pdf) (CTV report, 13 Oct 20165)

Paris, Roland, “Are Canadians still liberal internationalists? Foreign policy and public opinion in the Harper era,” International Journal, 2014, Vol. 69(3) 274–307.  (URL: http://aix1.uottawa.ca/~rparis/lib_int.pdf)(includes charts of polling results on peacekeeping)

 

Proposals^

World Federalists of Canada. Canadian Initiative Towards Strengthening the United Nations Peacekeeping Function. Ottawa: World Federalists of Canada; 1964. 9, 10 leaves.

 

Theses^

Bishop, Peter V., Canada and the Controversy over the Financing of the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto; 1969. xix, 792p. Note: Thesis (Ph.D.), University of Toronto, 1969

Murray, John Darrach, Canada‘s Military Commitment to International Peacekeeping. [s.n.]: York University; 1975. xi, 216 leaves. Note: Thesis (M.A.), York University, 1975.

Patsalides, John George, The Canadian Response to the Establishment of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus. [s.l.]: University of Western Ontario; 1975. vi, 110 leaves.Note: Thesis (M.A.), University of Western Ontario, 1975.

 

Training and Education^

Peace Support Training Centre

Military Observer Course (MILOBS)
Other courses that some military personnel may use as PSO training (though mostly used for pre-Afghanistan): Individual Pre-Deployment Training (IPT); Influence Operations Courses — including Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC); Psychological Operations (PSYOPS); and Information Operations (INFO OPS).
Other course that some civilian personnel may use as PSO training (though mostly used for pre-Afghanistan): Hazardous Environment Training (HET)

Dorn, A. Walter and Josh Libben, “Preparing for peace: Myths and realities of Canadian peacekeeping training,” International Journal, Vol. 73, Iss. 2, pp. 257-281 (26 July 2018) (html) (pdf).

 

Websites^

Peace Operations Working Group

Peace Support Training Centre

Pearson Peacekeeping Centre – closed December 2013

 

 

Notes on Accessing Materials

– search Google Books for “Canadian Peacekeeping” for some of these materials online

 

[To be added: – Links from contents above to titles below – Publisher name, total page number (where missing) – New and missing book, book chapters and articles – Links to online versions (where available) – Formatting to be checked]