Regions / Middle East & North Africa
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.
Is Bush "the" commander guy or just "a" commander guy? It really doesn't matter much since he's the commander in chief. He gets to command, unless Congress decides it's had enough and commands him not to.
While Congress fiddles with legislation, Iraq burns. The price for this political theater, guest columnist Zia Mian writes, will be paid by Iraqis.
The World Social Forum needs to talk candidly about power, inject some transparency into its decision-making, and engage the Arab world, argues Jamal Juma'.
The civil and political rights guaranteed in the Constitution to citizens and others who are in the United States are under attack.