Regions / Middle East & North Africa
It is perhaps hackneyed to refer to Syria as a tinderbox or a powder keg, but that's exactly what it is.
As the pretext for attacking Syria becomes shakier, the need for Washington to strike sooner increases.
As with Iraq, we’re casting due process aside in the rush to judgment.
Syrian President Assad invokes logic to deflect accusations of chemical-weapons use.
A U.S. military attack on Syria will not be to protect civilians—it will mean taking sides once again in a bloody, complicated civil war.
Looks like the U.S. is once again reverting to its foreign-policy default position: bombing.
Turmoil in Iraq and Syria, along with political developments in Turkey, has created unprecedented opportunity for the Middle East's long-suffering Kurds.
Is it possible to export the liberal arts to places that restrict civil liberties?
Though it’s not certain Syrian President Assad was responsible for what looks like chemical-weapons attacks, his behavior seldom fails to disturb.
Egypt is a study in contrasts with a fundamentally peaceful people ruled by a military junta.