Canadian Foreign Policy Journal (CFPJ) is pleased to announce the release of Issue 3 of Volume 29: The War in Ukraine and its Global Implications.

This special issue on the War in Ukraine and its Global Implications is guest edited by Dani Belo and Federman Rodríguez. Dani Belo is an Assistant Professor of International Relations at Webster Professor. Federmán Rodríguez is Assistant Professor and bachelor coordinator of the International Relations program in the Faculty of International, Political, and Urban Studies at the Universidad del Rosario in Colombia.

According to Belo and Rodriguez, the purpose of this special issue is to “examine the driving forces of Russia’s 2022-armed intervention in Ukraine and its impact on the rules-based international order, with a special focus on Russia’s strategic posture, as well as the international community’s varying reactions.”

Alexander Strakhov and César Niño, Lucas d’Auria & Ángela Cristina Pinto’s articles aim to explain Russia’s posture and its underlying rationale. For their part, George Tsouloufas and Matthew Rochat; Shaun Narine; Shubhrajeet Konwer; and Māris Andžān “examine the international community’s reactions, including the effectiveness of the economic sanctions against the Kremlin [and] the restrained response not only from the non-Western World but also from the allies of the transatlantic community.” The Andžān, article examines “the official discourse [and] societal perceptions” from a Baltic state.

Key findings from these contributors include:

a) Russia’s intervention looks more like an imperial aggression with unlimited goals than a civil war.

b) Sanctions are not effective simply because they are enacted in a globalized world

c) The transatlantic community has difficult rallying the world due to a combination of factors including perceived Western hypocrisy, distinct strategic interests and historical and present ties with Russia.

The special issue concludes with commentaries of Ahmet Cenk Sari and Adnan Zuberi, Arnd Jurgensen & Shaun Lovejoy. These contributions address important but neglected non-military conflict management strategies to end the conflict. Sari argues that Turkey, the Vatican, and China could become suitable peace brokers. Zuberi et al make the important point that future successful negotiations will depend on the extent to which both Ukraine AND Russia are given security guarantees.

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. The Journal has been with Taylor and Francis with Carment as Editor in Chief since 2011. Readers can view all current and past publications including pre-2011 archived issues by following this link.

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