In the days after terrorist attacks in Beirut, Baghdad and Paris the world was as stunned as it was saddened. The scale and cruelty of the attacks understandably shocked us. Sadly, it seems the terrorists have also succeeded in terrorizing us.
Hostage to the Assad Regime or partner to it is the overarching question posed by these two timely pieces of work that look into the history, society and modern political challenges of Syria's under-researched Alawite community.
The Paris attacks happen every single day in Syria. Millions are fleeing because of it. The U.S. must remain the humanitarian leader it claims to be by accepting refugees and trusting our multi-layered, multi-agency, multi-year refugee vetting process.
Unfortunately, there is a stubborn quality to the Prime Minister's current commitment to meet his election promise of admitting 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by Christmas. There is an easy solution to this current impasse between the facts on the ground today and an election promise made months ago. Set a reasonable timeline and follow the responsible policies of the American government.
Any rational person would have to agree that the world stands a better chance of effectively fighting IS together, than separately.
Thanksgiving this year sucks. I'm not saying eating delicious food sucks, I'm not even saying that your particular family gathering will suck (but le...
Those who were indifferent before the Paris attacks are now outspoken critics of Prime Minister Trudeau's commitment to accept 25,000 refugees and bring our CF-18's home. Some of the comments I have seen are downright vitriolic. It has been suggested to me by a number of people that we re-consider reminding people at this time that we're sponsoring a refugee family. It might be bad for business and could alienate more than a few friends. I find it incredibly sad that the current state of affairs is such that I have even faint concerns about a backlash for my desire to help those in need. I certainly won't let it deter me.
Based on President Obama's defiant ("I know better than everyone") defensive crouch at his post-Paris attacks G-20 Turkey press conference don't expec...
There should be no question in anyone's mind that the Paris attacks last weekend have forced the entire country and the nation's leaders to reassess the scope of the terrorism problem, the absolute terror and brutalization that the Islamic State represents, and France's role in countering international terrorism more broadly.
The Syrian conflict could be the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II, leaving millions homeless and hundreds of thousands desperately see...
Could one of the indirect results of the horrific attacks in Paris be a Nobel Peace Prize for Russian President Vladimir Putin? The idea may not be as outrageous -- even obscene -- as it sounds. Here's why.
It has been said that being chosen to come to Canada as one of the 25,000 Syrian refugees the Liberals have pledged to take in by the year's end is akin to winning the lottery. We are incredibly blessed to live in this extraordinary country, to put our children to bed with full bellies, to send them to school, to take them to a doctor when they are ill and to feel safe in our homes and our streets. And now we are also fortunate to be able to share some of those blessings with those in dire need.
If you're not familiar with Game of Thrones here's the gist. There's a zombie apocalypse coming. The humans build a wall to keep the zombies out, but ...
If any region is familiar with the debilitating effects of political corruption, it's the Middle East. And the notion of a 'power-vacuum' is central, in a struggle to come to terms with the recent bloodshed in Paris.
The Republican candidates are serving a hot plate of fear to their followers who relish the dish, as if allowing a small number of Syrian refugees would endanger life in the US as we know it. Where does this fear come from?
Fear, when not crippling, is good because it can be utilized to keep someone from danger. However, ISIS and some politicians in the US are making the American people afraid of Syrian refugees.