Saudi Arms Deal Not Worth Economic Gain: Jaramillo

In this piece, journalist Alireza Ahmadian discusses Canada’s arms deal with Saudi Arabia with Cesar Jaramillo, Executive Director of Project Ploughshares, a non-governmental organization working in Canada and abroad to advocate for policy reform to…

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Middle Eastern Promises: Will Canada Be Forced Into War?

For more than a year, Canadian CF-18s have been striking ISIS targets with laser-guided bombs and air-to-ground missiles. Airstrikes began in Iraq in November 2014, but the Conservatives voted to expand the fight into Syria last March. In…

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Conflicts Not About Religion, But Perception: Tariq Ramadan

Swiss-born Muslim academic and author Tariq Ramadan told an Ottawa audience that governments and the public should recognize the equal dignity of all human beings, regardless of whether they are citizens of Paris, Beirut, or…

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No Easy Options for Europe’s Refugee Crisis

As many as 1,200 boat people drowned attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea headed for Europe during a 10-day period last April. The drownings drew media attention to a growing and cyclical phenomenon: the arrival…

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Despite Discrimination, Arab-Muslim Youth Still Achieve Success in Quebec Schools

Recently, four teenagers allegedly left Quebec to join extremist groups in Syria. Their departure prompts concerns about whether we are doing an adequate job of integrating children of immigrant families. Do some youth become radicalized…

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