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Middle East

Time and again, the Bush administration has tried to hammer home the message: Iraq is not a sideshow but a central front in the jihad...

On March 12 an Egyptian court began hearing the appeal of Abdel Kareem Suleiman, an Egyptian blogger sentenced to four years in prison for his...

Staking out a distinctive position in today's debate over Iran is no easy matter. Every foreign-policy maven has a formula to suggest or a wider...

Well, in case you weren't absolutely certain, it's now official: Israel is the least-liked country in the world. A new BBC poll of the attitudes...

I’ve argued in the past, and still believe, that you can’t blame the news media for the fact that we’re losing the war in Iraq....

One of the discouraging things about the Arab world is the epistemological deficit. I am visiting Saudi Arabia now, on a State Department speaker’s program, giving...

Suddenly, the Bush administration is prepared to sit around a table with Iran and Syria to discuss Iraq. “Better late than never,” crowed Leon Panetta,...

It’s early days in the Battle of Baghdad. Fewer than 3,000 of a promised 18,000 or more reinforcements have arrived. It will take at least...

All at once everyone is talking about Saudi Arabia as the new Israeli-Palestinian peacemaker. What the United States could not do, what Europe could not...

Is it fair for the West to demand that the Palestinian government recognize Israel's right to exist? In an op-ed in the Christian Science Monitor...

Neil Clark, a prominent commentator for the Guardian, wrote on his blog last Friday that “A nuclear-armed Iran would not be very dangerous. In fact...

There has been a surge of alarmism about Iran within the U.S. foreign-policy community. Many experts fear that belligerent fanatics will soon use their fearsome...