After nearly twenty debates and countless speeches, position papers, and interviews, the foreign policy divide between leading Republican and Democratic presidential contenders is apparent. The obvious starting point is Iraq. Democrats seek to dramatically shrink the U.S. military deployment and Republicans urge a continued robust U.S. presence to stabilize the country.
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Once every five years, China's top communist leaders meet to lay down the blueprint for national development for the next half decade, discuss inner party politics, review the work of the last five years and, most significantly, pick their successors. The Seventeenth National Congress of the Communist Party of China finds the country facing complex questions about its future direction, even though its current President Hu Jintao appears to be a shoo-in for another five-year term.
In January, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld submitted to Congress the Pentagons third Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR).1 Mandated by Congress in 1996, these reviews are supposed to show how the Department of Defense will provision and enact the nations military strategy. The 2006 iteration is the first to fully reflect the departments post-9/11 innovations and the first to encapsulate the putative lessons of the Iraq war. Nonetheless, it came and went with little controversy or even notice.
This paper assesses the policy-making process behind the Canadian Parliaments mandated review of the Anti-terrorism Act (ATA) and the expiry of preventive arrests and investigative hearings in the ATA. As such, it provides a preliminary glimpse into the complexities of national security policy-making. Policy-makers in this area must grapple with difficult issues that involve liberty, security, equality, privacy and Canadas international relationships.