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 CFPJ examining Canada, Africa and the inclusive trade agenda.

The issue focuses on Canada-Africa trade and the Liberal inclusive trade agenda. The guest editors are David Luke, co-ordinator at the African Trade Policy Centre, UN Economic Commission for Africa, and Phil Rourke, director of the Centre for Trade Policy and Law at Carleton.

Luke says that “among G7 countries, Canada has been a late comer in re-evaluating  the potential of Africa’s emerging economies. With continental GDP at US$2.5 trillion, population at 1.2 billion and several of the world’s fastest growing economies, market integration in Africa through the African Continental Free Trade Area provides Canada with trade and investment opportunities in non-traditional sectors.”

Rourke adds that articles in this issue “help define what is meant by an inclusive and progressive trade agenda and why Africa might be the best place to start putting it into practice for the mutual benefit of both Canada and its African partners.“

This issue also includes articles ranging from an analysis of Russian press coverage of Russia-Canada relations in the Arctic, the impact of personality on Canada’s burden sharing decision in the coalition against Islamic State, Canada’s engagement with civil society in Afghanistan, and the role of norms and security interests in Canada’s international health policy.

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 website:

For information on how to submit articles, subscriptions and content contact the journal’s managing editor Samuel MacIsaac at

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