Middle East politics

Podcast
Dec 16, 2015
Curt Rhodes, Syria and the Refugee Crisis

Curt Rhodes, Syria and the refugee crisis

face2face
Curt talks openly about Syria, the Middle Eastern crisis, refugees and why we can't survive without others. He reminds us that every person matters, chats about trust, trauma and loss.
Columnists
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
Mar 7, 2014
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Harper's strategy shift in the Middle East

Arash Falasiri
Observing the socio-political spheres of the Middle East these days, you'll probably hear "Canadians have become more Americanized than Americans!" ... from independent journalists and activists.
Columnists
Sep 13, 2013

Egypt's coup: The cycle of vengeance is on

"I told you so!" These were the words of Ayman al-Zawahiri, first-in-command of al-Qaeda, to the Egyptian people after the July military coup by General al-Sisi that dashed "Arab Awakening" hopes.
Blog
Oct 6, 2012

Islam, Iran and women: Moving from medievalism to modernity

Christopher Majka
Until the status of women in Islamic societies is based on civil rather than religious precepts the gender playing field will remain markedly uneven. We need to encourage a modernist, secular society.
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