The Obama-Rouhani Playbook for Aspiring Tyrants

Sheryl Saperia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Sheryl Saperia

The charmless Ahmadinejad disrupted the mutually beneficial dynamic with his inability to strike the right balance between genocidal banter and diplomatic pillow talk. His unremitting anti-Semitism -- ringing with historical authenticity -- laid bare the pathological Jew-hatred of the Khomeinist creed, and amplified the threat of a unilateral Israeli response.

Is Egypt's True Enemy Paranoia?

Bessma Momani | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada
Bessma Momani

During the short-lived rule of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood complained bitterly about the "deep state" while liberal-secularists accused the Brotherhood of consolidating power throughout Egypt to push through its conservative social policies. In rebutting these claims, each side accused the other of sheer paranoia.

What You've Read About Egypt Is Wrong

Rabbi Ben Hecht | Posted 10.22.2013 | Canada
Rabbi Ben Hecht

In Egypt, there was a strong desire to be able to clearly declare who/what was absolutely right and who/what was absolutely wrong; there was a strong desire to be able to state what needed to be done -- in clear, concrete terms. In my mind, the complexity of facts was often, also, a tragic victim.

Egypt's military and 'saviour' government marriage will end in divorce

Bessma Momani | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Politics
Bessma Momani

Twice in the past two years, Egypt's young democrats endorsed a marriage of convenience between the military and a new 'saviour' government -- mistakes that will only harm Egyptians in the long run. Morsi was a buffoon-like president who rambled, failed to inspire and embarrassed his citizens.

Egypt's New Government Has the Same Dilemmas

Bessma Momani | Posted 09.11.2013 | Canada
Bessma Momani

I expect to see the new Egyptian government adopting tough economic policies backed by military might. That may allow it to shed the subsidies without forfeiting power. However, it will not restore investor confidence or win back the tourists who account for nearly 25% of the economy.

What the Zimmerman Trial and Egypt's Protests Have in Common

Diane Francis | Posted 09.07.2013 | Canada
Diane Francis

Millions swarmed Egyptian streets this week, and the television coverage was as dramatic as it had been during the 2011 Arab Spring. For most of the week, however, CNN remained preoccupied with the murder trial involving the shooting in 2012 of a Florida teenager, Trayvon Martin. At first, this appeared to be American parochialism, but it wasn't. And the two events have more in common than you think.

Canadian Tweets Express Envy Of Egyptian Action

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada Politics

An Egyptian crowd of millions in Tahrir Square celebrated the army's ouster of President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday. The army's decision to remove ...

Morsi Rescinding Decrees An Empty Gesture: Opposition

AP | Hamza Hendawi | Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada

CAIRO, Egypt -- Egypt's liberal opposition called for more protests Sunday, seeking to keep up the momentum of its street campaign after the president...

Egypt's Highest Court Suspends Work Indefinitely

AP | Hamza Hendawi | Posted 02.01.2013 | Canada

CAIRO, Egypt - Egypt's rebellion of the judges against President Mohammed Morsi became complete on Sunday with the country's highest court declaring a...

Egypt's Turmoil Spreads To Stock Index

CP | Hamza Hendawi, The Associated Press | Posted 01.25.2013 | Canada Business

CAIRO - Supporters and opponents of Egypt's president on Sunday grew more entrenched in their potentially destabilizing battle over the Islamist leade...