Regions / Iraq
Iran is on the hot seat these days while the threat from Saudi Arabia is ignored.
In this edition of Annotate This... Stephen Zunes and Erik Leaver analyze Bush's statements and offer an alternative interpretation of the situation on the ground.
Trying to paper over political problems in Iraq by sinking additional American greenbacks into military operations misses the point entirely.
The last few days have brought a flurry of tense words between the Bush administration and Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki. Make no mistake: these words are dangerous.
Muqtada al-Sadr and his followers are deeply embedded in the political structures of the new Iraqi state, regardless of how Muqtada might currently challenge the legitimacy of that state because of its dependence on U.S. support.
The Bush administration is looking for signs of hope in Iraq. But it's coming up against the reality of resistance.
Congress is finally talking withdrawal but no one is talking about how many U.S. troops will remain in Iraq.
Turkey is massing troops on its border with Iraq. Can it be dissuaded from invading?
By comparing Iraq to Israel, Bush did the cause of Middle East reform little good.
The Iraq-South Korea connection: a warning flag, and a chance to open up debate on U.S. "occupations" around the globe.