We're hearing questions we never heard in 2003.
If chemical weapons were used in Syria last week, that's awful - but far less awful than the overall toll of the war so far.
Some Muslim Brotherhood supporters have taken up weapons, and the Egyptian military and police are heavily armed. But now, it seems, they have company.
Comparisons of Egypt to regional nations that have witnessed ruinous civil wars are premature – but worth noting.
A return to long-term military management of politics has a certain charm for Egypt's generals. Here's why.
The US secretary of State initially hailed Egypt's military as 'restorers of democracy,' but after more than 500 were killed in Cairo yesterday, he is changing his tune.
The US strained mightily to avoid calling Morsi's ouster a coup and to continue military aid. Egypt's military answered back today.
The Egyptian military's violent dispersal of a Muslim Brotherhood protest camp in Cairo overnight left scores dead and has set the stage for a bloodier period in Egypt.
The Israeli government's latest settlement expansion, just days before another round of peace talks, is nothing to worry about, according to Secretary Kerry.
It's unlikely that the little-known jihadi group could launch a rocket attack on a heavily fortified Israeli town, but that won't stop them from claiming it.
President Barack Obama bowed to public concerns over US government data collection today.
It's like a never-ending upside-down waterfall of groundhog days.
The civil war in Syria and a resurgent Al Qaeda are the proximate causes for rising bloodshed in Iraq. But persistent government failure deserves a closer look.
The former conservative Arkansas governor and Baptist minister and the curmudgeonly English atheist are on the same page today.
There are some strange elements to this report.
The US has hit Yemen with seven drone strikes in a little more than a week.
The claim of US 'officials' that Ayman al-Zawahiri conducted a 12-country conference call is both weird and troubling.
Disgraced Army major Nidal Malik Hasan admitted he killed 13 at Fort Hood in 2009 and tried to make himself out as a 'holy warrior.'
The short answer is 'no.' But there are worrying signs to be found in US auditing of its own contracting practices in Afghanistan.
The decision to close the embassies also speaks to how US intelligence collection has changed – and how it is used.