Regions / Middle East & North Africa
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.
The stakes in the referendum on the Iraqi Constitution.
What happened in Basra may be a preview of a strategy aimed at causing the collapse of the U.S. political position in one city after another.
Although there is no gender equality in the Middle East (including in Israel), the phenomena of sexism and misogyny are globalnot peculiar to Islam, or to the Middle East.
Ten years after the Gulf War, U.S. policy toward Iraq continues to suffer from an overreliance on military solutions, an abuse of the United Nations and international law, and a disregard for the human suffering resulting from sanctions.