This post first appeared on the CIC’s Roundtable blog at opencanada.org. Coptic Christians have good reason to be worried in the new Egypt. The popular revolution, led by secular young democrats who successfully overthrew the regime of Hosni Mubarak, also unleashed the darker prejudices of some Muslim Egyptians against their Christian compatriots, who represent about 10 percent ofREAD MORE
In a recent Globe and Mail column, Jeffrey Simpson notes that the Harper government’s pro-Israel stance is likely responsible for a shift of Jewish Canadians toward the Conservatives, who were supported by 52% of Jewish voters in the last election. The inverse of that trend among Muslim Canadian voters was even starker, with only 12%READ MORE
Last month saw two events of interest on the climate change front. One is the protest on September 26 in Ottawa by activists opposing the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to be built from Alberta to Louisiana in order to take oil from the Alberta oil sands/ tar sands (the label indicating your position on theREAD MORE
Il y a un siècle, une des plus importantes révolutions de l’histoire modernes emportait l’Empire mandchou, connu aussi sous son nom chinois de dynastie Qing. Un quart de l’humanité venait de basculer dans la tourmente de la modernité politique. La Chine allait entrer dans quatre décennies d’une pénible période de tourments générée par les rivalitésREAD MORE
One of the world’s most astute financial experts and investor George Soros is warning that the debt crisis that has plagued Europe and the U.S. since 2008 reminds him of the final years and collapse of the Soviet Union. In an interview with Bloomberg Television, Soros is claiming that the financial markets in some respectsREAD MORE
In the past nine months popular demonstrations have swept the Middle East and have led to the toppling of authoritarian governments in Tunisia, Egypt, and later Libya. At the same time, other governments in the region have been experiencing intense popular uprisings challenging their rule and asking for political reforms: some are trying to repressREAD MORE
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