Regions / Middle East & North Africa
The C.I.A. is evaluating Syrian rebels to see which groups qualify for arms aid.
Attacks from Iraq's Sunni militant groups are unlikely to provoke Shia reprisals. But what the violence can do is increase the chances that Iraqis will lose complete faith in their political leaders.
Meanwhile, Azerbaijan bonds with Israel over their mutual regional isolation.
How did a positive concept like intervention become a dirty word?
A new documentary takes three different looks at the Egyptian uprising.
The United States, NATO, and Israel have long sought the destabilization of Syria.
Is the Taliban have justified in denying Afghan children the polio vaccine?
It's the height of hypocrisy for the United States to criticize arms transfers to governments for use on innocent civilians.
As always, the United States stands ready to attack weaker states while at a stand-off with stronger states.
When it comes to decisions that take lives on behalf of the American people, "moral rectitude" is no substitute for transparency in the Obama administration.