OPINION

Egypt under Sisi

Egypt under Sisi

The country's president needs some excuse for destroying Egypt’s democratic revolution, and the excuse is terrorism, the bigger the better.


Arming Ukraine is a bad idea

Canada’s highest priorities should be Ukraine's corruption and economic instability, not its war effort.


Bill will do little to damage relations with Vietnam

History should not be left to the victors, and the experiences of those who lost are no less valid.


2015: A fork in the road for Canada on foreign aid

Bill Gates’ visit this week is a reminder of the importance of this year. Leadership is vital in determining Canada’s future role in global development.


The futility of war

Leaders see the invasion of another country as an easy short term policy. Canadians don't seem to understand the political manipulation underway.


Bill declares that the wrong side won the Vietnam War

Bill S-219 marginalizes hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese-Canadians. This is not what we came to Canada for.


Partnering with the private sector for humanitarian response

The needs of vulnerable populations surviving a catastrophe must be the driver of any partnership between an NGO and a corporate entity.


High hopes for the Independent Commission on Multilateralism

Canada is playing a role in this new initiative set to examine the redesign of multilateral architecture.


No quick fixes in Ukraine

With 1.2 million Ukrainian-Canadians, and hundreds of millions announced in support, Canada is invested in the resolution of this conflict. Any solution will require a combination of security, economic, social and democratic capacities.


Eating for a sustainable future

Not eating enough food results in 800 million people globally facing hunger. But eating too much and the wrong kind of foods has driven more than twice as many people to be overweight or obese.


Myanmar could use a dose of Canada as it pursues political reforms

Canada has much to offer in terms of federalism, decentralization and multiculturalism.


4 ways to repair the damage to our foreign policy

The idea of Canadians taking their foreign policy back means contributing to the process of foreign policy making and staying informed.


Baird's version of Harper's Kool-Aid

Canadian principles ended up being influenced not by the complexities of the world but by the complexities of the Canadian electorate.


Canada can help bridge the Israeli-Palestinian divide again

The foreign minister was pelted with eggs during a recent trip to the West Bank. It wasn’t always that way.


In 2015, Canadians can do better on the global scene

It promises to be a landmark year for climate change, women's rights and aid. Oh, and in case you didn't notice there's an election coming in Canada too.


What constitutes final victory in Iraq?

Aside from questions about whether we strayed from the authorized mission, what do we hope to achieve there?


Don't pass that bill

Bill S-219 as law will cause a rift within the Vietnamese-Canadian community and will impact Canada-Vietnam bilateral relations.


The charity that never was

What’s happened to the charitable status of Dying With Dignity Canada would be funny if it wasn’t so damaging.


Religion runs through the rate cut

How the late Saudi king changed my mortgage rate.


Needed: A Mac-Pap battalion for Ukraine

The killing goes on with a complicated conflict in semi-stalemate. Canadians should go there to help.


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November 26, 2014