Regions / Middle East & North Africa
Two recent polls find that Palestinians are drifting towards Hamas and are more willing to engage in violent resistance to free themselves of occupation.
Migration is one of the best mechanisms for reducing poverty.
Egypt is rapidly approaching its most acute political and economic crisis since the 2011 revolution that swept dictator Hosni Mubarak from power.
The sheer number of refugees seeking safe haven is taking a toll on Syria's neighbors.
Not to mention executioner.
Major media outlets once again sit on a big story at an administration's request.
The Senate must pass the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, an international agreement that affirms principles of human rights and equality for women everywhere.
Missile defense cuts off the nose to spite the face.
Hagel's hearing demonstrated quite dramatically how Israel dominates the foreign-policy agenda on Capitol Hill.
U.S. President Barack Obama's optimism about restarting the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians has been met with scepticism from many seasoned Middle East experts.