Regions / Middle East & North Africa
Both Israel and the United States seek to quash expectations that the visit will jump-start the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Israel is clearly taking advantage of a severely weakened Syrian regime, correctly predicting that the Syrians are not in a position to retaliate.
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.