Regions / Middle East & North Africa
High-level diplomatic engagement would benefit both the international community and Iran itself.
As the United States approaches next year's deadline to begin troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, questions about the legitimacy of joint military-wonk policy campaigns are churning just beneath the surface.
Israel has put together a committee to look into its recent flotilla attack. Is Washington's support for this less-than-independent inquiry a quid pro quo for Israel's reducing its blockade of Gaza?
It's unlikely that the success of U.S./NATO Aghanistan strategy will depend on a brilliant general, no matter who he is.
Will Gen. Petraeus "surge" Afghanistan like he did Iraq?
Rhetoric and bombast can create its own reality and lead to a crisis.
Instead of pinning the blame on Israel for flotilla tragedy, congressional Democrats are leaping to Israel's defense.
The blockade of Gaza has not achieved its goal of removing Hamas from power or moderating its positions. The power of Hamas has only become more entrenched.
Is trading the investigation of the Gaza flotilla incident for easing of Israel's blockade of Gaza the right move?
Many are leery of distinguishing honor killings from domestic violence for fear of victimizing Muslims.