Regions / Middle East & North Africa
The Bush administration is stirring the pot once again by negotiating an agreement with the "sovereign" Iraqi government to place U.S. military troops and bases permanently on Iraqi soil despite strong objections from many Democrats.
There's a risk that the United States will never withdraw from Iraq.
While much of the world is focused on Bush's attempts to demonize and isolate Iran, the Islamic Republic is forging new ties with an unlikely partner, Egypt.
In her poem In vigil (2), Lee Sharkey describes a tense exchange at a silent peace gathering.
Indias launch of a new spy satellite for Israel may change the geopolitical complexion of the Middle East.
Activist Bryan Farrell expected be put in jail for standing up for the rights of prisoners at Guantanamo. What he didn't expect was 30 hours of imprisonment, the realization that this was nothing compared to those in Guantanamo, and the sense of solidarity with the 82 other activists who decided to stand up for human rights.
Refugees returning to Iraq and order returning to the country? Think again.
To contain Iran, the administration is on the verge of upping the arms ante in the Middle East, and the Dems are giving it a pass.
To bring development, reconciliation, and stability to conflict areas, it's better to think local.
The United States thinks it owns the world, says Noam Chomsky, and that explains so much of its foreign policy.