Regions / Middle East & North Africa
Special Envoy Tony Blair has surprised with his nimble and adaptive diplomacy over Palestinian statehood, whereas President Obama is still rigid and adamant.
The Obama administration looks particularly bad, having spent so much diplomatic energy throughout the Arab Spring pledging to realign U.S. interests in the Middle East with American values of freedom, justice, and dignity.
Lack of concern for Palestine's Christians shows U.S. Christian Zionists' true colors.
While acknowledging the push to re-open perennially failed negotiations, President of the Palestinian National Authority Abbas claimed that recognition of the Palestinian state would enhance, not hold back, a renewed peace process.
Arguing that Iran won't possess nuclear weapons soon only makes disarmament advocates look like they're putting off the inevitable.
As the greatest beneficiary of the Arab Spring, Turkey is going head to head with both Syria and Israel.
To avoid U.N. rejection, Palestine -- that "serial Rejectionist of peace," according to an Israeli politician -- is ready to compromise.
Rick Perry called for cutting all U.S. aid to the Palestinians if the UN vote goes through, a measure already proposed by members of Congress.
Terrorists may not be able to reasoned with. But those who put them up to it can be.
The C.I.A. may have obtained information on a key militant's whereabouts from the I.S.I.'s interrogation of Syed Saleem Shahzad.