Regions / Middle East & North Africa
The Syrian opposition can't seem to decide whether or not it wants the West to intercede.
Iran war hawks continue to try to link Iran and al-Qaeda.
Has an apocalyptic element surged to the fore in Iran?
Israel is now treating Israeli Jews as it does Palestinians.
If Israel attacks Iran, the United States will be left holding the bag.
North African Jewry constitutes one of the great cultural traditions of all time.
The Jewish community in Tunisia survived regime change comparatively unscathed.
Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf states are using their wealth to counter external challenges (Iran) and internal ones (the Arab Awakening).
The West's refusal to engage in substantive disarmament undermines its credibility to Iran.
Don't expect a virtual embassy and public diplomacy to have much effect on Iranians.