Regions / Middle East & North Africa
For the United States to focus only on improving its image in the Arab and Muslim world is to see only half of the picture.
Obama's approach toward the Muslim world may be diplomatic, but it remains the work of mobilized people across the United States to end Obama's war in Afghanistan and Pakistan, halt the occupation of Iraq immediately rather than years from now, stop U.S. military aid to Israel, and launch new negotiations with Iran not based on military threats.
It's not terrorism or trade that matters most in the Maghreb, but self-determination for the Sahrawis of Western Sahara.
A letter to Hillary Clinton from 10 state attorneys general argues that Israel's recent bloody siege of Gaza was "justified."
The United States could learn a lot from Russia's patient and persistent engagement with Iran described in detail in Persian Dreams, a new book by a State Department analyst.
The Bush administration is gone, but covert operations are still going on.
In their upcoming presidential elections, Iranians will make a choice that will have profound implications on their country's relationship with the United States and the world.
The latest surge in violence isn't because the United States is leaving, but because the timeframe and terms of withdrawal are unclear.
Foreigners recently joined a weekly march for peace in the West Bank.
Nancy Pelosi's record on the Middle East tacks right and undermines human rights.