Regions / Middle East & North Africa
This op-ed ran in the Los Angeles Times on June 26, 2006.
This op-ed ran in the Lake Worth Herald (Lake Worth, FL) on March 2, 2006.
Evidence exists that the roots of the Iraqi civil conflict is political rather than sectarian, and that the best solution is finding a way to bring the troops home.
President Bush has yet another supposed "emergency" on his hands. This time it's illegal immigration.
The escalation in Gaza is not an isolated development brought about by the abduction of a soldier. It is the logical conclusion of the unilateral policies pursued by the Israeli government over the last year.
How far Iran will go in destabilizing (or not destabilizing) Iraq has a lot to do with how much cooperation it is likely to extract from the United States.
Question: How much is an Iraqi life worth? Answer: A lot less than an American or British life, according to the amount of compensation paid to the relatives of victims.
Many hope that a Democratic Party victory in November will mark the beginning of the end of the Iraq war. Don't hold your breath.
The new Iraqi amnesty plan is designed to end the insurgency and knit together the country. The lessons of 1863 suggest otherwise.
Has the Koizumi administration abandoned neutrality, historic pacifism, and common sense in its pursuit of oil and a stronger alliance with the United States?