Fadi Elhusseini

Abstract: Despite encouraging numbers and numerous agreements, this paper contends that a concrete cooperation and partnership have yet to materialize between Canada and Turkey. To attain this aim, this paper has been divided into three sections; In the first section, I display the main features characterizing the two important states, presenting political and economic facts… » read more

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Egypt 2013: What can you tell?

(Photo source-AP Photo by Manu Brabo) Genuine democracy requires practice and partnership, and cannot be realized aloof from people. Mobilizing crowds to replace the ballot box is very dangerous as the lust for power and authority can be cast in popular demands, and gain proforma legitimacy. In order to put forward a truthful analysis, one… » read more

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Egypt: coup, or a course correction By Fadi Elhusseini During the past few weeks, I have been dismayed at the degree of intolerance and rigidity in the positions of quarreling parties in Egypt, with both taking defensive attitudes, unwilling to listen to the other. Hearts stiffened and minds were sealed giving cause for further deterioration.… » read more

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The Arab Spring struck the Middle East to the core as popular uprisings landed in Tunisia then Egypt, Libya followed suit after Yemen, yet the course of events was doomed when the process was held up in Syria, bringing the issue of democracy in the Arab region to the fore. Enthusiasm towards fully-fledged democracy has… » read more

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Les révoltes n’ont pas frappé à la porte avant d’entrer, elles se sont glissées furtivement dans le monde arabe, renversant certains régimes tout en secouant le trône des autres. Les analyses ont commencé à pleuvoir dans la tentative d’examiner cet état des choses : certains penchent, dans ce contexte, pour la théorie d’un nouveau complot… » read more

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Revolts did not knock on the door, they just sneaked in the Arab region, toppling some regimes while shaking the thrones of others. Analyses began to heap in an attempt to examine this state of affairs; some choose to factor in this context a new foreign conspiracy, aiming at dividing of what is left from… » read more

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Another Spring: The Middle East between history of revolts and future geopolitics By: Fadi Elhusseini Regularly, when spring comes, people expect flowers and green shoots and optimism prevails. Alas, things in the Middle East are quite different. With every spring that comes, people recall the outbreak of the first spark of the current “Arab Spring”… » read more

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Is Israel really going to attack Iran?! Fadi Elhusseini As we are approaching spring, it reminds us of Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu theatrical gesture at the United Nations General Assembly last September, while holding up a cartoon-like drawing of a bomb with a fuse as he drew the famous “red line” for Iran’s nuclear program. That… » read more

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Israel’s Strike on Syria: Recurring Scenario yet Different Conditions Fadi Elhusseini Breaching the U.N. Charter and violating territorial sovereignty of countries through quick air strikes is not a newfangled product. Major Powers have adopted such a practice in order to achieve quick, clean and accurate goals, avoiding any unnecessary complications of ground operations, which may… » read more

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