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Jun 17, 2014

What happened to the Arab Spring?

After the departure of a few tyrants, did real change come to Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen or Iraq? Despite claims to democracy, it seems the West prefers security and stability in the Arab world.
Blog
May 14, 2014

In Syria, life goes on despite everything

Eva Bartlett
Despite the Syrian conflict that brings car bombings, checkpoints and general unrest, quotidian life goes on in the shops, in the streets and in their homes.
Blog
Apr 9, 2014
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Putin's procedure: The new Russian power bloc

Arash Falasiri
The latest Freedom House report suggests that 80 per cent of Russians believe that political and economic strength are more important than a "good democracy." Is this the new Russian power bloc?
Blog
Jan 20, 2014
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Harper travelling to Israel to delude himself

Gerry Caplan
Stephen Harper's unconditional support for Israel will not be complicated by his four-day visit in the least. Canada's Prime Minister is going in order to have his biases confirmed, nothing more.
News
Sep 13, 2013

An attack on Syria would be an attack on the climate

Dylan Penner
With an Iran-Iraq-Syria pipeline plan in the balance, an attack on Syria would be the latest Western war waged against a Middle Eastern country to ensure control of the oil and gas in the regi
News
Sep 10, 2013

Egypt's military coup: A new age of dictatorship

Shereen Ginena
The military's actions have dealt a serious blow to Egypt's democratic transformation since Mubarak. It is clear that Egypt's military dictator, General El-Sisi, and his junta are at the helm.
Blog
Sep 8, 2013
How do we get out of here?

Much confusion, no relief: The endless Syrian quagmire

Christopher Majka
After more than two years of conflict, and now chemical attacks, the crisis in Syria grows greater, relief seems more distant, and there is still no clear pathway out of the Syrian morass.
News
Aug 30, 2013

Canada must not join U.S. intervention in Syria

Harrison Samphir
The drums of war are again beating in the West, their ominous clamour signalling a U.S.-led aerial strike against Syria and the Ba'athist regime of Bashar al-Assad.
News
Aug 22, 2013
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Why the coup in Egypt must be defeated

Ehab Lotayef
Without defeating the coup, Egypt faces a bleak future -- quite a contrast to the bright future we imagined in February of 2011.
News
Aug 21, 2013

Egypt: The liberals' slaughterhouse

Tom Hayden
The generals clearly used the liberals -- and a mass popular base of frustration -- while planning to proceed with the slaughter.
News
Aug 19, 2013

'Silence is complacency': Against the coup in Egypt

Roger Annis
The only alternative to President Morsi's government was military rule. So it was reckless in the extreme as well as politically unjustifiable to be demanding its forced removal.
News
Aug 19, 2013
Photo: Metrix X / flickr

Rallies worldwide protest massacres in Egypt

rabble staff
Rallies were held over the weekend in a number of Canadian cities -- including Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary -- to condemn the violent repression carried out by the regime in Egypt.

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