Regions / Middle East & North Africa
The term "U.S. assets" is a little too open to interpretation.
Iraq knows that Iran -- unlike America and other Western forces -- is there to stay.
Economic sanctions have not persuaded Iran to give up its nuclear program, so it's time to try something different.
How will the international community react if Syria's opposition movement comes down firmly in favor of foreign intervention?
Bahrain's Interior Ministry has hired the heavy-handed former police chief of Philadelphia and Miami.
The Israeli right's assault on democracy could remove the obstacles to an attack on Iran.
The United States is going ahead with an arms sale to Bahrain despite Congressional opposition and criticism from human rights observers.
New avenues for dialogue between the United States and Iran are needed to prevent minor confrontations from igniting a full-scale war.
TomDispatch tries to get us to see things from Iran's point of view.
The Arab revolts disrupted a dispiriting pattern in the Arab world, and these political and intellectual challenges continue to resonate.