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The War Against Middle East Peace

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Returning from recent trips to the region, Toronto Star political columnist Martin Regg Cohn reconnects to the Middle East bureau he left behind as a foreign correspondent, when the peace process held out hope. Then as now, countries are in conflict. Today, people are at war with themselves, within their own countries. The Hundred Years War has evolved from territorial battles into internecine and sectarian strife. Not just Jews against Muslims or Christians, but all against all — not least pious versus secular. Even if the political path seems elusive, other pathways are opening up. How do Canadians connect the dots in a foreign minefield?


MARTIN REGG COHN:
Martin Regg Cohn is a political columnist for the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper. A foreign correspondent for 11 years, he was Chief of the Star's Middle East Bureau in Jerusalem and its Asia bureau in Hong Kong, reporting from more than 40 countries, from Afghanistan to Yemen.
He has covered national politics from the Star’s Ottawa Bureau and Ontario politics from Queen’s Park. He was also Foreign Editor, ran the Comment section, and wrote a world affairs column.
He has been nominated five times for the National Newspaper Award for his coverage from Sudan, Afghanistan and India. He won the Amnesty International Canada Media Award for his reporting from Sudan, and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada media fellowship for research on Islam in Indonesia. As a travelling “New York Times Expert,” he also delivers lectures on “Times Journeys” to Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, and India.
He is a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University, and a Senior Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. A native of Montreal, he majored in economics at King’s College at Dalhousie University. His column on Ontario politics appears Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and online at thestar.com.
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