Regions / Middle East & North Africa
If Israel or the United States starts a disastrous war with Iran, it will be because someone thought it was a good idea.
Optimism about U.S. budget cuts to nukes was soon overtaken by tension over Iran's nuclear enrichment program and a fire on a Russian nuclear sub.
A poem about Gaza asks whether there is a poem in Gaza that hasn't been written?
Are the changes in Tunisia deep and enduring, or simply cosmetic?
Twitter has made it: it's become the subject of a fatwa.
Planners in the Egyptian military want to boost the old defense-industrial complex by cultivating new smaller scale projects that partner the Egyptian armed forces with a diverse portfolio of second- and third-tier foreign defense manufacturers.
"If we manage to avoid this war, someone will deserve a Peace Prize, but probably not someone who already has one."
The West's sanctions on Iran are hurting the country's middle class and marginalizing the country's pragmatists. But they can neither cripple Iran's economy nor halt its nuclear program.
All this imperial conniving is giving the Republican presidential candidates, except the isolationist Ron Paul, plenty to yammer about.
Libya is not a convincing precedent for intervening in Syria by arming opposition groups.