Yossi Klein Halevi talks to Steve Paikin about whether he sees any possibility of progress between Israelis and Palestinians in the coming months. Part of Steve Paikin's series on the Israel and the Middle East conflict.

A profile of journalist Yossi Klein Halevi. Part of Steve Paikin's series on Israel and its conflict with the Palestinians.

The challenges the Israeli economy faces due to demographic trends within Israel. Part three of Steve Paikin's look at the Israeli economy.

It’s hardly news that when there’s a majority government in Ottawa, and it sets its mind to something, there’s little that can put the brakes on. The Canadian Wheat Board is a case and point, and perhaps an early reminder of how majority power can and often has been used by the federal government.

A look at the how Israel's security concerns presents particular challenges for its economy. Part 2 of Steve Paikin's examination of the Israeli economy.

Steve Paikin continues his look at Israel with a primer on the Israeli economy.

An interview with Israeli politician Yohanan Plesner of the centrist party Kadima. Part four of Steve Paikin's look at Israeli politics.

Across the vast Internet, photographs of all that happened in 2011 are being posted and shared. It was an agonizing decision, but I've chosen my favourite.

A look at the peculiar situation of the Israeli political party Kadima. Part three of Steve Paikin's look at Israeli politics.  

Part two of Steve Paikin's look at Israel's fascinating and baffling political system.

First of Steve Paikin's multi-part series looking at Israel and its many current challenges.

Today in the Inside Ontario blog: Reaction to Moody's downgrade of Ontario's credit rating, finance ministers get a stark warning about federal funding from their federal counterpart as they meet in Victoria, and the first GO train from Kitchener arrived in Toronto -- a few minutes late -- this morning.  

A blow by blow look at the race for the presidency of the United States with Daily Caller columnist Theo Caldwell.

A look at some of the appearances the late Christopher Hitchens made on TVO.

A guest post by Lukas Alvarez on his journey from Sydney, Australia to Toronto, Canada.

We are a warm people, fostered by a cold climate. We take our greatest pride in our reputation for modesty. And we have been at our very best when the world has confronted us with its very worst.

Europe is in a funk. The US has yet to break the deadlock over its own budget woes. News from the Middle East is hardly encouraging. Israel's leaders obsess about an Iranian bomb. But the world looks quite different if you're an African. Africa's economies are growing faster than any other region of the world.

Joel Simon of the Committee to Protect Journalists, on going to jail to protect sources.

Events move quickly these days. Of course, they always did. But since we can all now live vicariously through the many social media portals out there, perhaps stories like that unfolding in Russia should be marked with a caution sign.

The president of the Canadian International Council argues why it's in Canada's interest to help Mexico address its challenges.

University of Victoria business professor Paul Summerville comments on Niall Ferguson's new book "Civilization," and the author's six "killer apps" explaining why The West has won the past 500 years.

Is Jersey Shore's Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi the new face of feminism?

John Ibbitson's concept of "the Laurentian consensus," featuring video of Ibbitson on his idea, and a debate featuring Andrew Coyne, Preston Manning, and others.

This week Inside Ontario: the Auditor General tackles the family physician’s fee structure, the Green Energy Act, and the LCBO; Waterloo Region may hire a private company to build and maintain its LRT line; and the continuing York Region transit strike.

The folks around the Agenda office continue an admittedly-nerdy holiday tradition.

A collection of reactions by experts and engaged Canadians to the new border pact between Canada and the United States.

University of Toronto political scientist Arthur Rubinoff is about to take his 11th trip to India. In this web-exclusive interview, he explains why getting the corruption out of Indian society is such an enormous challenge.

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It's long overdue. But for the first time in more than a decade, Maple Leaf Gardens is buzzing with activity again.

Niall Ferguson’s latest book, Civilization: The West and the Rest, uses blue jeans as an example of how Western institutions overcame its adversaries. However, could jeans also be a symbol of a contemporary Western weakness?

The folks at VideoCabaret have done it again, making Canadian history come to life, and fun to boot.

Past Agenda guest Sally Satel, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and author of "When Altruism Isn't Enough: The Case for Compensating Organ Donors," has an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal today on what she sees as a small, but profound first victory in the quest to legally compensate organ donors.

Justin Yifu Lin, a prominent Chinese economist, gives outsiders a peek into China's success and the way the country's powerful elite thinks.

Historian Arthur Milnes has managed to get yet another former prime minister of Canada to plant a tree in his Kingston backyard.

Padding are all social policies aimed to protect us against the sharp edges of the human condition. The critical question is: when is it too much?

He may be 88 years old, but one of the most legendary ex-politicians in Canadian history is still trying to have an impact. 

Is it time for us to rethink how we measure progress in society? Is well-being (or happiness) the right thing to measure?

We shine the spotlight on Northeastern Ontario, thanks to a new book co-authored by Dieter K. Buse.