Regions / Middle East & North Africa
The club of the richest countries in the world is about to invite Israel to join. But does it really meet the political requirements?
The U.S. occupation has never been a part of the solution and never will be.
It is doubtful that current tensions between the two countries will lead to a long-term divorce.
Only with a more credible Yemeni government can the West effectively counter al-Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula.
The Washington game is getting rougher and uglier.
By supporting Morocco's illegal annexation of Western Sahara, the Senate is establishing a dangerous precedent in international relations.
Egypt is gearing up for a presidential election that will likely transform the politics of this critical Middle Eastern country -- and the United States can play a constructive role.
The recent Iraqi elections have brought the country a few steps closer to true self-determination.
A majestic region-wide union may well transform the strategic calculus of the sceptics and the spoilers.
Measuring economic development in Afghanistan by the same yardstick as a Pentagon mission is a recipe for disaster.