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2024-02-17 10:14
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Saint John, N.B.] Telegraph-Journal India’s ruling party won a resounding victory in regional elections last November, wresting control of key states away fr… Read More
2024-02-15 11:56
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Saint John, N.B.] Telegraph-Journal When Hamas attacked Israel last Oct. 7, China at first assumed the latest fighting was no different from past conflicts between… Read More
2024-02-13 10:49
By Henry Srebrnik, [Halifax] Chronicle Herald As we approach the second anniversary of the Ukraine war, things are not going well for that country. The nation’s top military chief, V… Read More
2024-02-08 11:19
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Charlottetown, PEI] Guardian Immigration has become a major political issue in an election year likely to see a rematch between former Republican Preside… Read More
2024-02-08 11:17
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Saint John, N.B.] Telegraph-Journal Given Africa’s many problems, any interest shown by a major power can only prove helpful. American Secretary of State Ant… Read More
2024-02-03 10:26
 Henry Srebrnik, [Halifax] Chronicle Herald For the second year in a row, the humanitarian agency CARE International has reported that all ten of the most under-reported world crises a… Read More
2024-02-01 11:43
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Saint John, N.B.] Telegraph-Journal The troubles keep mounting in Africa’s second most populous state, the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. There are… Read More
2024-01-27 10:33
  By Henry Srebrnik, [Sydney, N.S.] Cape Breton Post Last week, Iran fired missiles into Syria, Pakistan, and Iraqi Kurdistan, claiming to target Islamic State affiliates in the first… Read More
2024-01-18 11:43
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Saint John, N.B.] Telegraph-Journal Russia’s pro-Palestinian stance has underscored a shift in relations between Moscow and Jerusalem since the Oct. 7 Hamas… Read More
2024-01-16 10:31
  By Henry Srebrnik, [Charlottetown, PEI] Guardian After the attack in southern Israel carried out by Hamas last Oct. 7, Russia declined to condemn Hamas’s actions, expressing on… Read More
2024-01-04 09:49
  By Henry Srebrnik, [Winnipeg] Jewish Post & News We are now three months past the horrific Hamas attack on Israel, and things get worse, not better, as antisemitic activities hav… Read More
2023-12-28 11:42
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Charlottetown, PEI] Guardian On Dec. 11, the Houthi regime in Yemen declared a blockade of all Israeli and Israel-related shipping through the Bab al-Mandab Strait… Read More
2023-12-14 11:21
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Saint John, N.B.] Telegraph-Journal Wars have political consequences, even in countries not directly involved. It may be no coincidence that the Oct. 7 Hamas attac… Read More
2023-12-07 10:24
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Charlottetown, PEI] Guardian When Henry Kissinger died recently, he was already, so to speak, a legend. Her was clearly the most important American Secretary of St… Read More
2023-11-30 12:17
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Saint John, N.B.] Telegraph-Journal Drawing on Turkey’s geo-strategic position, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has refrained from taking definitive sides in… Read More
2023-10-26 10:57
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Saint John, N.B.] Telegraph-Journal When you seem in danger of losing an upcoming election, one way of retaining support is by criticizing your historical enemies… Read More
2023-10-25 09:34
 Henry Srebrnik, [Halifax] Chronicle Herald What do Nikita Khrushchev, Leonid Brezhnev and now Vladimir Putin have in common? They are Russian leaders who invaded bordering states be… Read More
2023-10-18 11:57
By  Henry Srebrnik, [Halifax] Chronicle Herald Some observers have suggested Qatar as a possible mediator between Israel and Hamas, but Henry Srebrnik questions whether this is really… Read More
2023-10-12 12:08
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Saint John, N.B.] Telegraph-Journal The popularity of the right-wing Alternative for Germany Party (AfD) is surging in Germany. It is now the second strongest part… Read More
2023-10-10 10:40
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Charlottetown, PEI] Guardian Post-pandemic American downtowns have yet to recover from the three-year COVID pandemic. In fact they find themselves in a continuing… Read More
2023-10-05 11:12
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Saint John, N.B.] Telegraph-Journal The outbreak of war in Sudan illustrates the perilous trajectories facing “hybrid” regimes around the world. Just a… Read More
2023-09-21 12:30
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Sydney, N.S.] Cape Breton Post The populistic despair in large sections of the American electorate that propelled Donald Trump to power in 2016 and continues to su… Read More
2023-09-07 09:49
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Charlottetown, PEI] Guardian Is the sun about to set on Britain’s control of the Chagos Islands? This archipelago of around 60 islands can be found halfway b… Read More
2023-08-31 10:31
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Saint John, N.B.] Telegraph-Journal This past July 26, armed troops in Niger overthrew the government, arrested the elected president, Mohamed Bazoum, and seized p… Read More
2023-08-17 11:06
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Moncton, NB]  Times & Transcript The Jewish population of Israel is probably one of the most racially diverse groups in the world. Israel is a melting pot… Read More
2023-08-15 09:01
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Charlottetown, PEI] Guardian People following news from Africa know that the Niger military recently mounted a coup against a democratically elected president. Moh… Read More
2023-07-13 10:35
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Fredericton, NB] Daily Gleaner Russian President Vladimir Putin has called the recent actions of the Wagner Group and its leader Yevgeny Prigozhin, whose brazen mu… Read More
2023-07-05 11:01
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Charlottetown, PEI] Guardian Nearly two months after it was convulsed by ethnic violence, the northeast Indian state of Manipur is teetering on what many believe i… Read More
2023-06-22 08:58
  By Henry Srebrnik, [Sydney, N.S.] Cape Breton Post A strategic shift has emerged over the last decade and a half in the eastern Mediterranean as Israel, Greece, and Cyprus increasing… Read More
2023-06-22 08:56
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Saint John, N.B.] Telegraph-Journal For Iranians, the last nine months have been extraordinarily turbulent. Since last September, when Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old I… Read More
2023-06-15 12:08
  By Henry Srebrnik, [Saint John, N.B.] Telegraph-Journal Israeli President Isaac Herzog met May 30 with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in the capital, Baku, further strengthening… Read More
2023-06-01 10:29
  By Henry Srebrnik, [Charlottetown, PEI] Guardian There are many challenges confronting Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who was inaugurated as president of Nigeria… Read More
2023-05-25 12:30
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Saint John, N.B.] Telegraph-Journal Ghana was the first sub-Saharan African country to gain its independence after the Second World War. The former British colony… Read More
2023-05-18 10:57
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Charlottetown, PEI] Guardian President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been forced into a second round of voting in Turkey’s much-scrutinized presidential election… Read More
2023-05-03 14:48
By Henry Srebrnik, [Saint John, N.B.] Telegraph-Journal China’s mediation between archrivals Saudi Arabia and Iran in March surprised the world. The fact that representatives of thes… Read More
2023-04-27 09:32
 Henry Srebrnik, [Halifax] Chronicle Herald Each year, the Israel Democracy Index takes the public pulse by conducting research based on the findings of a survey of a representative sa… Read More
2023-04-27 09:28
  By Henry Srebrnik, [Saint John, N.B.] Telegraph-Journal Might the protracted civil war in Yemen be coming to an end? After years of open hostility and proxy conflicts across the Mid… Read More
2023-04-13 10:16
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Saint John, N.B.] Telegraph-Journal It’s not easy governing Pakistan. Many of its leaders have ended up in jail or worse. Imran Khan, prime minister from 201… Read More
2023-04-11 09:48
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Charlottetown, PEI] Guardian Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has enhanced the influence of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Poland in particular. As… Read More
2023-04-06 10:01
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Saint John, N.B.] Telegraph-Journal When people worry about Hungarian irridentism – the desire to incorporate ethnic Hungarians living in countries adjoining… Read More
2023-03-23 10:08
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Saint John, N.B.] Telegraph-Journal Why does it seem that attempts at democratic transition and consolidation are so difficult to achieve in the Arab world? This ha… Read More
2023-03-09 12:27
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Saint John, N.B.] Telegraph-Journal  After Russia invaded Ukraine, western countries formed what looked like an overwhelming global coalition: 141 countries su… Read More
2023-03-02 11:29
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Saint John, N.B.] Telegraph-Journal I sensed something was strange when I recently read that Moldova was a shining example of democracy in Europe. A report on the … Read More
2023-02-09 11:02
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Charlottetown, PEI] GuardianFollowing a string of inconclusive elections in Israel which resulted in unstable minority governments, Benjamin Netanyahu’s Liku… Read More
2023-01-27 12:10
  By Henry Srebrnik, [Sydney, N.S.] Cape Breton Post Lebanon is in a mess. But what else is new? There is no sense of national identity. The various religious communities — the Ma… Read More
2023-01-12 15:29
  By Henry Srebrnik, [Charlottetown, PEI] Guardian In 1873 Alexander Fedorovich Rittikh, one of the Russian Empire’s most eminent cartographers, published two maps of the Baltic p… Read More
2022-12-23 11:34
  By Henry Srebrnik, [Charlottetown, PEI] Guardian Mexico’s homicide rate has tripled since 2006, when an intensification of the government’s war on drug cartels triggered a… Read More
2022-12-22 14:16
 By Henry Srebrnik, [Saint John, N.B.] Telegraph-Journal On Dec. 7, facing yet another impeachment vote by Peru’s Congress, his third in 18 months, President Pedro Castillo moved… Read More

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