I suspect that I’m like many of you. I want to believe Israeli-Palestinian peace is coming.
In essence, Syria has become not just a gruesome civil war, but also a proxy war with significant global implications.
While the advance of democracy is stalling, public support for democracy is also falling across the developing world.
Washington’s reluctance to recognize the fundamental change under way in the Turkey of Erdogan shouldn't surprise us.
As you surely know, Mr. President, a true and lasting peace cannot be imposed on a reluctant people.
Will the government Chavez left behind conduct a fair election to replace him?
Hedegaard is not the only critic of Islamic culture who’s been targeted for death in Denmark or elsewhere in Europe.
Though Iran often exaggerates its nuclear progress, nuclear and military experts suggested it may not be bluffing this time.
Obama raised eyebrows recently when word leaked he had been privately saying "Israel doesn't know what its own best interests are."
If confirmed, Chuck Hagel and John Kerry will bring to their positions as Secretaries of Defense and State, respectively, an unusual on-the-ground perspective on war-making from their days in Vietnam.
Happy New Year -- we should hope -- because 2013 could prove a defining one on a host of interrelated challenges in the Greater Middle East, with profound consequences for the United States and its allies.
Yes, it is unfortunate that Israeli leaders may hear Hamas' Khaled Meshal's words and somehow conclude Hamas is an "enemy" that "intends to continue to use military force."
A country can’t maximize its socio-economic performance when half of its people can’t participate fully in its socio-economic life.
The recent launch of talks between Iranian and Argentine officials over how to improve relations between their countries is troubling enough from a moral standpoint, but the strategic implications are even worse.
Neither President Barack Obama, nor Gov. Mitt Romney is addressing the need for a new, visionary framework that serves U.S. interests in the region.
The troubling travails of Rimsha Masih, a Christian teenager who lives near Islamabad and is facing blasphemy charges for allegedly burning pages of the Koran to cook, reflects the growing intolerance toward religious minorities that amounts to what one expert calls a “gradual genocide” in Pakistan.
Our leaders do this from time to time -- convince themselves they can change the ways of an authoritarian ruler and, through a mix of logic, sweet talk, and carrots, convince him to do what we’d like.
For the moment, let’s set aside the friction in U.S.-Israeli relations over Iran’s nuclear program, which serves neither Washington nor Jerusalem.
He and Ina have a story that's both charming and important. It speaks to the power of love, to the human instinct to survive in the midst of horror, to the role of fate in determining who lives and who dies.
Freedom and democracy don’t come easily to a land that’s known precious little of it over time.