Regions / Middle East & North Africa
Some mainstream pundits and Democratic Party lawmakers are finally raising the possibility that the Bush administration was determined to go to war regardless of any strategic or legal justification.
Is President Bush's rhetoric about the war in Iraq and the "war on terror" gradually shifting?
The Bush administration remains unwilling to respect international law regarding detainees.
History repeating itself?
Dictators and Double Standards.
The military alliance of India with the United States had reached hitherto unimaginable and unprecedented levels of cooperation.
Iraq's revitalization of al-Qaida: Iraq appears to have become a recruiting tool, if not yet a recruiting ground, for militant jihadist causes and anti-American voices.
Why would India jeopardize its relations with Iran while it is engaged in high stakes negotiations with Teheran over a $22 billion natural gas deal, and a $5 billion oil pipeline from Iran to India via Pakistan?
Shrinking oil supplies are heightening U.S. interest in making energy investments in the newly independent republics of the Caspian Sea basin, but for now that's ill-advised.
The United States must make human rights a cornerstone of its Middle East policy.