Regions / Middle East & North Africa
What the civil war in Syria and the Arab Spring have exposed is that the massive political and social transformation and real regime change underway is led by the people themselves, largely without military force and certainly with no role for the United States. U.S. military involvement serves only to escalate the destruction.
A resolution to that end may be just sound and fury.
From austerity to Al Nusra.
The United States needs to halt its assistance to Bahrain until the country implements promised democratic reforms.
From the decline in democracy to the rise in the price of peace.
Iraqi demonstrators are now taking matters into their own hands.
What can we do in Syria? Unfortunately, not much.
Developments on the Korean peninsula will almost certainly influence calculations made in Washington and Tehran.
The humanitarian disaster in Syria is mostly ignored as external powers vie for position to control the outcome of civil war.
Hawking's boycott of Israel will shake Israeli public the way sports boycott affected South Africa.