Regions / Middle East & North Africa
FPIF columnist Conn Hallinan describes how Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam form a historical axis of political madness and military blunders.
The Bush administration's attempt to impose a new order on the Middle East more compatible with perceived U.S. strategic interests gets another setback.
President Bush is readying the largest request for funds so far to continue the war. Even worse, he's on the cusp of actually increasing troops.
Maher Arar's chilling case represents an opportunity for the new Democratic leadership in Congress to show the world that America has not entirely forgotten its proud history on human rights.
In the longstanding battle between U.S. domination and UN independence, it's 2 ½ points for U.S. domination versus just 1½ for UN independence.
The Iraq Study Group group appears to be intent on drawing more borders and partitions that will further fragment the Middle East.
After January 3, the Democrats will have to do something about Iraq. Early signs are not positive, unless the anti-war movement kicks it up a notch.
War, instability, and high oil prices have created a perfect storm of profit for the worlds weapons manufacturers. This year, FPIF columnist Frida Berrigan reports, defense military analysts predict the biggest arms bonanza since 1993 ... which is saying something because in the aftermath of the first Gulf War the global industry reaped the benefits of a $42 billion arms race.
The election of a Democratic majority in Congress won't curb U.S. support for Israeli attacks against the civilian populations of its Arab neighbors.
Americans want a new direction in foreign policy, but will the Democrats lead?