Regions / Middle East & North Africa
While September was a hopeful month for those interested in the de-escalation of tensions between the Unites States and Iran, neither country has yet developed the desire or will to resolve the outstanding issues that exist between them.
Oil is a mixed blessing for Nigeria, Liberia, and Chad. Columnist Emira Woods reports on how the rich have pocketed the profits and the poor have suffered the environmental consequences.
Postcard from Jenin Palestine Israel IDF
Sarah Browning writes about how poets have used their distinctive voices to protest war, from the 5th century BC to the ongoing conflict in Iraq.
At the UN, George W. Bush praised democracy and diplomacy in the Middle East. Stephen Zunes gives you the real story.
Bush should be seeking new and creative ways to stop the utter destruction of Iraq and the constant loss of our soldiers.
With a shaky UN-brokered ceasefire in place, Syrians still grapple with the persistent insecurity facing their country's war-weary borders and the growing refugee problem.
The Israeli peace movement is back and more diverse than ever.
The war in Lebanon was only the latest mirage to transfix the Middle East. To avoid catastrophe, the United States must dispense with the illusions that helped propel that war.
How about kicking UN peacekeeping up a notch? A rapid response unit is needed now more than ever.