Regions / Middle East & North Africa
Israel turns up the saber rattling against Iran a notch and is permitted by the Saudis to stockpile military equipment on its territory.
It is in the best interest of both countries to sit down and negotiate.
Learning what actually transpired during Israel's attack on the Gaza Flotilla was apparently of little interest to the majority of congress which signed a letter in its defense.
High-level diplomatic engagement would benefit both the international community and Iran itself.
As the United States approaches next year's deadline to begin troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, questions about the legitimacy of joint military-wonk policy campaigns are churning just beneath the surface.
Israel has put together a committee to look into its recent flotilla attack. Is Washington's support for this less-than-independent inquiry a quid pro quo for Israel's reducing its blockade of Gaza?
It's unlikely that the success of U.S./NATO Aghanistan strategy will depend on a brilliant general, no matter who he is.
Will Gen. Petraeus "surge" Afghanistan like he did Iraq?
Rhetoric and bombast can create its own reality and lead to a crisis.
Instead of pinning the blame on Israel for flotilla tragedy, congressional Democrats are leaping to Israel's defense.