Regions / Middle East & North Africa
Beijing is rapidly expanding its influence in the Middle East. Will Washington do anything more than watch?
The recent and highly unusual public launch of a "conference committee" of both houses of Congress to hash out differences in long-pending legislation to impose unilateral sanctions on Iran marks a new stage in the escalating debate over what to do about Tehran's nuclear programme.
People are starting to wonder: Why should Israel get special treatment?
The club of the richest countries in the world is about to invite Israel to join. But does it really meet the political requirements?
The U.S. occupation has never been a part of the solution and never will be.
It is doubtful that current tensions between the two countries will lead to a long-term divorce.
Only with a more credible Yemeni government can the West effectively counter al-Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula.
The Washington game is getting rougher and uglier.
By supporting Morocco's illegal annexation of Western Sahara, the Senate is establishing a dangerous precedent in international relations.
Egypt is gearing up for a presidential election that will likely transform the politics of this critical Middle Eastern country -- and the United States can play a constructive role.