Regions / Middle East & North Africa

Grounds for Doubt

Can the Pentagon still realistically maintain its 'no boots on the ground' stance in Iraq given that an American soldier has been killed in action there?

A Kumbaya Moment for the Middle East? Hardly.

Despite Washington's move toward detente with Iran, other regional conflicts — especially in Israel-Palestine, where an "intifada of knives" is underway — are looking as volatile as ever.