Thursday, October 29, 2020

Bloody start to New Year

The New Year’s Day bombing of a Coptic church in Alexandria, Egypt, leaving at least 23 dead and scores wounded, and the murder of...

When things change but remain the same

ALGIERS - To be in North Africa, especially Algeria on its 50th anniversary of independence from France, is to have an opportunity to see how Frantz...

Iraq election could change history

The recent “tiff,” as George Jonas over at the National Post described the brouhaha between the United States and Israel, pushed aside the emphatically...

A bewildering history of the Arab world

No matter what season it is in Arab politics, spring or winter, there is one near certainty since time immemorial: Arab politics teeter on...

Empty church discloses a harsh reality

  ALGIERS, ALGERIA  - Notre Dame d’Afrique sits on top of a cliff overlooking Algiers. It was completed in 1872 and since then has been one...

Multiculturalism has undermined unity

On this Canada Day weekend, there could well be as many perspectives as there are those who might pause to reflect upon their country’s...

Build ‘wall’ around Arab-Muslim world

The meeting in Doha, Qatar, called to deal with the Libyan crisis by the Arab League and attended by leaders from Britain, France,...

Japan will recover; no guarantee for Libya

The terrifying natural disaster from the tsunami that swept through a part of Japan, leaving in its massive surge coastal areas wrecked and human...

South Sudan arrives with bang, whimper

The news surrounding the independence of a new state in Africa, South Sudan, has been undeservingly drowned out in the cascading news from other...

Free speech distinguishes the West from the rest

In Crowds and Power, the late Elias Canetti, a wonderfully gifted writer and Nobel laureate, brought a unique perspective in examining the human condition...

Lies, damned lies and multiculturalism

Maybe, just maybe, the old lion of the sceptred British Isles is showing some signs of vigour. Maybe it will yet rouse itself in...

Bleak look at Canada’s slip from freedom

There was a time not too long ago when Canada was one of the freest countries in the world, and governments in Ottawa and...

West must resist urge to act in Syria

Syria is caught once again in the long history of sectarian conflicts in the region and, as the killings escalate, the West recoils in...

Failed states to blame for own misery

The July/August issue of Foreign Policy features the “Failed States Index” for 2010 — an index it has been publishing every year since 2005...

Court defends free, if offensive, speech

The Dutch Court of Appeals verdict in acquitting Geert Wilders, a member of parliament and leader of the Freedom Party, of all charges of...