Regions / Middle East & North Africa
The initial announcement of Senator Tim Johnson's (D-SD) sudden incapacitation and emergency brain surgery struck political Washington like the proverbial bombshell.
The clock is ticking. The current strategy doesn't seem to be working, but Coach Bush is reluctant to try something new.
The new Congress faces a stark choice: war with Iran or a regional peace deal involving Israel, Palestine, Iraq, and Syria.
A centerpiece of the Iraq Study Group's report is its advocacy for securing foreign companies' long-term access to Iraqi oil fields.
The Iraq Study Group's recommendations focus on transforming the U.S. occupation of Iraq into a long-term, sustainable, off-the-front-page occupation with a lower rate of U.S. casualties.
FPIF columnist Conn Hallinan describes how Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam form a historical axis of political madness and military blunders.
The Bush administration's attempt to impose a new order on the Middle East more compatible with perceived U.S. strategic interests gets another setback.
President Bush is readying the largest request for funds so far to continue the war. Even worse, he's on the cusp of actually increasing troops.
Maher Arar's chilling case represents an opportunity for the new Democratic leadership in Congress to show the world that America has not entirely forgotten its proud history on human rights.
In the longstanding battle between U.S. domination and UN independence, it's 2 ½ points for U.S. domination versus just 1½ for UN independence.