Regions / Middle East & North Africa
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.
The recent Iraqi elections have brought the country a few steps closer to true self-determination.
A majestic region-wide union may well transform the strategic calculus of the sceptics and the spoilers.
Measuring economic development in Afghanistan by the same yardstick as a Pentagon mission is a recipe for disaster.
To find the Palestinian Gandhi or MLK, the first step is to look in Israeli detention centers.
The real discontent in Iran, reports columnist Conn Hallinan, is at the workplace.
The president couldn't answer a simple question about Israel and Egypt, which speaks volumes about U.S. human rights policy.
The military brass once again floats the idea of indefinite occupation in Iraq.
The Pentagon is now calling its operation in Iraq "New Dawn." But for Iraqis, as columnist Frida Berrigan points out, it just means same occupiers, different day.
He's odd, unpredictable, and dictatorial. So, what can Muammar el-Gaddafi teach us about peace?