Regions / Middle East & North Africa
In the run-up to the June 6 Baath Party Congress, Syrian President Bashar al-Asad is torn by competing forces.
This essay is adapted from remarks made at a Capital Hill briefing on Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies and Foreign Policy In Focus.
Iran and the EU3 (Britain, France, and Germany) essentially agreed to an atomic breathing spell in Geneva on Wednesday, May 25th.
Prior to congressional approval, prior to saying, “War is the last resort,” the decision had been made to go to war regardless of legal justification or the problems associated with the aftermath of an invasion.
The strong criticisms of Iran’s domestic politics that have been expressed by the President and his spokesmen are being beamed into Iran more vigorously than ever before.
The recently concluded Tenth Regional Congress of the Syrian Baath Party marks a watershed in the presidency of Bashar al-Asad.
As popular domestic opposition to the administration’s policies in Iraq reaches new highs, President George W. Bush’s efforts to justify the ongoing war seem to have reached new lows.
As the costs begin to escalate in the Gulf States, the costs of another quagmire mountthat of the Iraq War.
Military power and occupation cant conquer hearts and minds.
Hurricane Katrina reveals distorted security priorties and additional costs of the occupation of Iraq.