Regions / Middle East & North Africa
Dictators and Double Standards.
The military alliance of India with the United States had reached hitherto unimaginable and unprecedented levels of cooperation.
Iraq's revitalization of al-Qaida: Iraq appears to have become a recruiting tool, if not yet a recruiting ground, for militant jihadist causes and anti-American voices.
Why would India jeopardize its relations with Iran while it is engaged in high stakes negotiations with Teheran over a $22 billion natural gas deal, and a $5 billion oil pipeline from Iran to India via Pakistan?
Shrinking oil supplies are heightening U.S. interest in making energy investments in the newly independent republics of the Caspian Sea basin, but for now that's ill-advised.
The United States must make human rights a cornerstone of its Middle East policy.
The end of the cold war has seemingly only hardened American unilateralism toward Lebanon and the Middle East.
Despite an announced "compromise" both the procedure that produced the Iraqi constitutional draft that will be voted on October 15, and its constitutional substance were and are disastrous.
The cost to small towns of the war in Iraq.
Bush's October 6 address illustrated his desperate effort to justify the increasingly unpopular U.S. war in Iraq.