Our new Middle East policy? It's simple. We have no business being there, we have no lofty goals capable of being achieved, we have no genuine national interest.
Middle East politics
One of the richest countries in the world is running out of food.
Gerard Di Trolio
No recent conflict is as misunderstood as the Syrian Revolution assert authors Leila Al-Shami and Robin Yassin-Kassab. It should be seen as a revolution. Here's why.
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.
What's the problem with "radicalization"? The process that leads to radical outcomes -- whatever they are -- is various and malleable. Their experience radicalizes people -- or doesn't.
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.
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.
"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.
Members of the Muslim Brotherhood called for a nationwide Day of Rage after Wednesday's security crackdown left at least 638 people dead and 3,000 people injured.
Mouthing phrases like "free and fair election" does nothing for legitimacy. In fact, if you think about it, we hardly know what we really mean by democracy.