Three cheers for Saudi Arabia! The conservative Kingdom has ruled that women can now drive and no longer need to be accompanied by a mahram (essentially a male guardian) when they are in a car. Many are celebrating this…View More Saudi Arabia, Modernity and Counter Terrorism
My late mother had a lot of great advice for me, much of which I followed and much of which has helped me immensely in life. One maxim that she shared with me has been…View More Can ‘Moderate’ Islam Top ‘Extremist’ Islam?
The latest instalment of the Institute of Ismaili Studies’ Muslim Heritage Series aims to provide a deeper understanding of Shia Islam, the Muslim religion’s second-largest community. About 100 people gathered at the Ismaili Centre in…View More New Book Reveals More Modern, Global Shia Islam
Despite the partisan brouhaha and accusations of weakness and betrayal directed at the Liberal government, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision last week to withdraw jet fighters from the international anti-ISIS coalition was the correct one. …View More Iraq is a Quagmire and Trudeau Knows It
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…View More Saudi Arms Deal Not Worth Economic Gain: Jaramillo
In this season of sad anniversaries, as the 12-year-old ghosts of the invasion of Iraq enjoy a violent adolescence, the consequences of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)’s armed intervention in Libya born five years…View More Lamenting Yemen’s Destruction: A Cry for the Past
David Carment (Religious Freedom? This office is about ethnic votes, Feb. 21) has theorized in the Globe and Mail that the federal government’s interest in the establishment of the Office of Religious Freedom is being…View More This Office is about much more than ethnic votes