Regions / Middle East & North Africa
New avenues for dialogue between the United States and Iran are needed to prevent minor confrontations from igniting a full-scale war.
TomDispatch tries to get us to see things from Iran's point of view.
The Arab revolts disrupted a dispiriting pattern in the Arab world, and these political and intellectual challenges continue to resonate.
Iran scores low on the West's unspoken rationality and ethics indexes.
The Republican National Committee adopted a resolution that's pro Israeli annexation of Palestinian territories and con an Israel-Palestine two-state solution.
The victory of Islamists in Egypt is a victory for democracy.
Perhaps the only way for the West to keep an eye on Iran's uranium enrichment program is to stop objecting to its continuation.
With diplomacy getting short shrift, Western containment of a nuclear Iran may be the only alternative to war in an increasingly militaristic climate.
The majority won by the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt's parliamentary elections presents its ruling junta with challenges.
Calling for states to disarm to prevent nuclear proliferation may be as tough a sell as asking them to spend during an economic crisis instead of cutting spending.