Regions / Middle East & North Africa
The United States falls into a trap in assuming that Russia doesn't want a nuclear- armed Iran.
Will George Mitchell break the deadlock in the Middle East or just support the status quo?
President Obama can make the Iraq War the last time U.S. soldiers shed blood for oil.
Noam Chomsky discusses how Israel's efforts to "delay diplomacy" have shaped its conflict with Gaza.
Poet Michael Rosen reflects on childhood in Gaza.
A Poem 'Scarecrow'
Through its arms deals, the United States has influence over Israel. Columnist Frida Berrigan asks whether President-elect Obama will use that influence to stop the war in Gaza.
Obama should act now to change the U.S.-Israel relationship while Gaza is still burning and before it's time to campaign for reelection.
Zionist ideology -- the notion that redemption comes through the settlement of land -- is powerful. It's the heart of the settler state's mythology, in Israel as in the United States.
In discussing his plans for the Iraq War, Barack Obama seldom, if ever, mentions the Iraq people as supporting his proposed policy.