Regions / Middle East & North Africa
From mission creep to missileers asleep at the wheel.
Why start another body count in a Middle East conflict with no direct relationship to U.S. security?
A resolution to that end may be just sound and fury.
From austerity to Al Nusra.
The United States needs to halt its assistance to Bahrain until the country implements promised democratic reforms.
From the decline in democracy to the rise in the price of peace.
Iraqi demonstrators are now taking matters into their own hands.
What can we do in Syria? Unfortunately, not much.
Developments on the Korean peninsula will almost certainly influence calculations made in Washington and Tehran.
Too many states, large and small, see themselves as having a vested interest in Syria's outcome.