How far Iran will go in destabilizing (or not destabilizing) Iraq has a lot to do with how much cooperation it is likely to extract from the United States.
Recent months in Mexico have been marked by a campaign of fear against López Obrador.
Many hope that a Democratic Party victory in November will mark the beginning of the end of the Iraq war. Don't hold your breath.
The new Iraqi amnesty plan is designed to end the insurgency and knit together the country. The lessons of 1863 suggest otherwise.
What the U.S. needs is a change in policy not a change in villains.
In October 2002 the White House deceived the Congress and the public, inducing Congress--in the administration's interpretation--to abandon its constitutional responsibilities in matters of war-making.
Is it time to retire the Great Game to the pages of history and literature and bring the troops home?
The death of al-Zarqawi is an opportunity to re-evaluate U.S. strategy in Iraq.
The recent announcement by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that the United States will open an embassy in Libya was welcome news all around. Long overdue, the restoration of full diplomatic relations is a win-win situation for both Libya and the United States, as well as for other states in and out of the Middle East. The U.S. decision also marks a significant shift in the foreign policy of the Bush administration, a change most observers have overlooked.
The World Bank backed down in a dispute that illustrates what's wrong with lending to poor nations for oil and gas production.