Saudi Arabia is peddling the message of sectarian division, but that’s a dangerously inaccurate misreading of the what the Arab Spring is really about. If the US wants stability in the Middle East, it shouldn’t bow to Saudi Arabia’s opposition to Shiite Iran.
America's policy in the Middle East – blind interventionist support for regimes on behalf of myopic 'American interests' – fueled the unrest now boiling over across the region. Washington must now learn to work with the moderate opposition groups arising, including Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.
Shouldn’t the world welcome the actions of two significant, responsible, democratic, and rational states to intervene and help check the foolishnesses of decades of US policy on Iran?
But at least by establishing a withdrawal date in Afghanistan, Obama put Kabul on notice to start solving its own problems.
North Koreans on Thursday tested several short-range missiles, but their track record on longer-range missile technology has been poor.
Charles Freeman, nominee for chair of the National Intelligence Council, blames pro-Israeli lobbyists for scuttling his nomination.
Bush's orders to send special forces after Taliban militants have roots in previous presidencies.
A warming climate would mean less food and more immigration, which could worsen ethnic strife.