Canada and the Middle East: In Theory and Practice provides a unique perspective on one of the world's most geopolitically important regions. From the perspective of Canada's diplomats, academics and former policy practitioners involved in the region, the book offers an overview of Canada's relationship with the Middle East and the challenges Canada faces there. The contributors examine Canada's efforts to promote its interests and values -- peace building, peacekeeping, multiculturalism, and multilateralism, for example -- and investigate the views of interested communities on Canada's relations with countries of the Middle East.

Canada and the Middle East will be useful to academics and students studying the Middle East, Canadian foreign policy and international relations. It will also serve as a primer for Canadian companies investing in the Middle East and a helpful reference for Canada's foreign service and journalists stationed abroad by providing a background to Canada's interests and role in the region.