Regions / Middle East & North Africa
With Turkey worried about an independent Kurdistan and the United States bent on destabilizing Iran, northern Iraq is on the brink of chaos.
Rep. Jim Moran thinks that Guantanamo is a blot on the U.S. reputation and should be closed down. He talks with Michael Shank on the implications of closure.
The U.S. peace movement has worked on behalf of Salvadorans, South Africans, and East Timorese. It is now belatedly taking up the cause of Palestinians.
Read her poem Isn't It Enough?
Iranian poet Farideh Hassanzadeh talks about war, loss, and the politics of poetry.
Congress recently endorsed Israels annexation of greater East Jerusalem. This will make Israeli-Palestinian peace more difficult to achieve, enflame anti-Americanism in the region and undermine international law.
After more than four years, President Bush may be about to get what he has been hoping for: a clear reading on the Iraq situation that is free of U.S. politics.
A White House "surge" in integrity would help Iraq far more than increasing the number troops.
Long before last summer's conflict, the Bush administration had been pushing Israel to launch a war on Lebanon to cripple Hezbollah.
Noam Chomsky analyzes the Wolfowitz scandal, odious debts, and presidential power.