Saturday, October 19, 2019

Israel: Decades-old conflict not about to cease

Since 9/11, western powers have behaved more or less like Prince Hamlet, conflicted by doubts and stalemated by niceties that barely register with those...

The better man lost the U.S. election

There will be scores of books written and words piled up alongside the mounting American debt to fathom the results and consequences of the...

The puzzle in U.S. presidential elections

The role of the electoral college in American politics is unique, indirectly electing the U.S. president every four years. The American constitution provides for...

Bad egg about to roll out of White House

In less than two weeks, Americans will either elect a new president, or give the incumbent a second term. In following the latest polls, one...

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...

PM shows leadership in cutting Iran ties

Canadians of a certain age remember well the exchange between Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and reporters in Ottawa on Oct. 13, 1970, over troop...

Islamist jihad against West rages

As Americans stopped to mark the 11th anniversary of 9/11, and ponder how much the world has changed during these years, an ocean away...

Arab Spring now a Christian nightmare

In the 1990s, western democracies stepped forward to stop ethnic cleansing in former Yugoslavia by dispatching NATO forces in support of UN peacekeeping operations...

West refuses to read old warning signs

In an interview ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, speaking with Charles Moore of the Telegraph, discussed...
Salim Mansur

SALIM MANSUR: Stain on Canadian democracy removed.

In voting 153-to-136 in support of amendments removing sections 13 and 54 from the Canadian Human Rights Act, the Conservatives in Ottawa under Stephen...

U.S. can’t afford to ignore world in crisis

Americans are understandably concerned about their economy with an astronomical debt burden now equalling the country

Tunisia just one Arab regime going stale

The hasty departure of Tunisian strongman Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali for a life in exile reveals how brittle and lacking in public support are...

Beware of China’s meteoric rise

For the past several years, the buzz among those who take more than passing interest in world affairs has been about the meteoric rise...

Bloody start to New Year

The New Year

Ugly fight against a death-cult ideology

At the year end, and this year also brings to an end a conflict-ridden decade, we are ritually inundated with reviews of past months...