Arab League Syria

The Problem With Syria's "Peace" Plan

Irwin Cotler | Posted 05.29.2012 | Canada
Irwin Cotler

Syria's acceptance of UN and Arab League envoy Kofi Annan's six-point peace plan -- while welcome on its face -- will be tested by its implementation. In this regard, this seemingly dramatic announcement invites serious skepticism, borne of experience and the lessons of recent history.

The Arab League: A Dictator's Paradise

Qais Ghanem, MD | Posted 04.26.2012 | Canada
Qais Ghanem, MD

This is a grouping of dictatorial regimes, the majority of which are ruled either by monarchies, or worse by military regimes that came to power by killing or removing the previous rulers of those countries. We are talking here about a rulers' club which has nothing to do with the Arab people, and that is why it should be called "The Arab Rulers' League."

China Vocalizes Support For Arab League In Syria Crisis

Posted 02.18.2012 | Canada

AP -- China said Saturday that it supports the Arab League's proposals for ending the violence in Syria, a striking show of support just two weeks aft...

How Long Will We Let the Killing Go On?

Irwin Cotler | Posted 03.24.2012 | Canada
Irwin Cotler

While the Arab League has suspended Syria and adopted unprecedented sanctions against the Assad regime -- the killing continues. Yet, after all this brutality, we still do not have a protective UN Security Council resolution.

The Biggest Story of 2011 for Me? The Arab Spring

Martha Hall Findlay | Posted 02.28.2012 | Canada Politics
Martha Hall Findlay

We have seen such coordination in times of open war, responses to cross-border aggression, and need for territorial defence. But this was different. Neither Egypt nor Libya was attacking anyone else -- this time it was what they were doing to their own people that prompted international action.