Regions / Middle East & North Africa
How Hamas grew from a radical minority to an electoral majority that's now patrolling the streets of the Gaza Strip.
While the American people are seeking a way to bring the troops home from Iraq, the President and his administration are aiming to stay for much longer.
Enemies don't have cultures. They have leaders, usually tyrants.
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.