Regions / Middle East & North Africa
In response to popular pressures, the Algerian regime is making gestures toward reform. But the real problem is the regime itself.
A sigh of relief undoubtedly went up in transatlantic capitals when Gaddafi was killed.
Tyrants come to diverse endings.
We know neither who pulls the nuclear strings in Iran nor whether the Revolutionary Guard is behind the assassination plot.
There's no way for a dictator to bow out gracefully.
U.S. officials revive discredited reports that an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps officer implicated in case planned the infamous 2007 Mahdi Army attack on U.S. troops in Karbala, Iraq.
One does not have to be a member of the Supreme Leader's fan club to be skeptical of the Iran assassination allegations.
Washington's poor response to the Arab Spring has severely damaged its ability to mediate the situation in Syria.
The assumption of power by Syrian President Assad's father, Hafez, came at ironic cost to his own people, the Alawites.
Alleged would-be assassin Manssor Arbabsiar may have been more interested in cashing in on a drug deal than pulling off acts of terrorism.