Regions / Middle East & North Africa
U.S. government wants to have it both ways: sanctions on Iran while hiring a contractor that does business with Iran.
The vicious prosecution of an Iranian-born U.S. philanthropist drives home the destructive nature of U.S. sanctions on Iran.
Thanks to rules and historical accounts in the Old Testament, early Christians found the justification and precedents they needed to kill Muslims en masse.
Much more effort is expended on figuring out what makes Islamic extremists tick than on what motivates the will to dominate of the United States.
The Friends of Syria meeting in Istanbul, Turkey today has the potential to change the stalemate over Syria.
Under pressure from a potential secessionist movement in the east, Libya must tread carefully to avoid becoming another Somalia.
The nomination of Jim Yong Kim to lead the World Bank meets with the approval of many opposed to globalization.
With the West rethinking armed intervention and the Syrian crisis continuing, political compromise may be the only way to end the violence.
Placating Israel is the underlying purpose of U.S. sanctions on Iran.
Although the impulse to try to end the ongoing repression by the Syrian regime against its own people through foreign military intervention is understandable, it would be a very bad idea.