This article was written in late 1997 and submitted to International Journal for publication. It was rejected by the reviewers who asserted that the global situation had stabilized by then and therefore what I had to say was alarmist and unnecessary. Two years later, we plunged into Kosovo and two years after that, we were at war with al Qaeda. The Chretien Government then scrambled to develop some of the structures I recommended herein and the Martin Government is still working (in 2004) on revamping national security policy machinery to deal with the new era we are in.

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