Terry Glavin

The case for optimism in the Arab world

The Arab Spring is not over. It has barely begun—fueled by a youth movement that will bring down the old order, one way or another

Trudeau’s turn from cool to laughing stock

Terry Glavin on how Justin Trudeau’s lament for the dictator Fidel Castro confirmed every lampoon of the prime minister’s foreign-policy vacuity


Afghanistan book reviews: The Savage War and The Long Way Back

Readers hoping to better understand Afghanistan and the outside world’s involvement in the country since 9/11 have been well served by Canadian authors of late.


Bringing Afghanistan’s democrats out of the shadows

It is fitting that Terry Glavin begins his book Come from the Shadows: the Long and Lonely Struggle for Peace in Afghanistan with a quote from George Orwell — who once said it is not enough to oppose fascism; one must stand against totalitarianism in all its forms.


Hey look, someone in Canada still paying attention to the middle east

Put that coalition down and chew on Terry Glavin for a bit:


The Taliban: local or international threat (IV)

The issue of whether the Taliban are insurgents with strictly local grievances or an Islamist movement with international ambitions is one that I’ve addressed frequently in this space.