Regions / Middle East & North Africa
A new group of opposition Alawites is complicating the increasingly sectarian character of Syria's civil war.
Thanks to the crackdown, Bahrain is increasingly riven by sectarianism, with a more energized Sunni minority and a discredited Shia parliamentary bloc.
Though a supporter of Israel's right to exist, George McGovern also became an outspoken opponent of its human rights abuses.
Although Hezbollah has been a strong ally of Bashar al-Assad, there are signs the Lebanese group is preparing for a future without him.
Whither Libya after the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi?
Bendjedid was considered by some to be Algeria's Ronald Reagan -- a man whose main skill consisted of acting out others' scripts.
Calls for U.S. intervention in Syria can be traced back to PNAC.
Mitt Romney is playing the same cynical game as Benjamin Netanyahu.
The concept of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) has gained general acceptance more quickly than anticipated.
The West may not use nuclear weapons on Iran, but attacking its nuclear enrichment facilities will have a similar effect.