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Concerns about Islamist threat have influenced traditionally pro-Arab Europe's view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Team Obama is more pragmatic and less ideological than its predecessors, say diplomats and campaign advisers. Afghanistan will be a foreign-policy priority.
New York Times correspondent Patrick Tyler analyzes 50 years of US policy in the Mideast.
Entertainment journalist Brian Raftery examines the odd art of karaoke.
Regional rivalries may no longer count, especially in tough times like these.
But critics say the US should go slowly on a deal that would help a crucial trading partner for Iran.