If the U.S. gets too close to these new Middle Eastern power players, it might alienate nascent liberal movements.
The U.S. shouldn't overlook social and political issues within the kingdom.
The Iranian nuclear program may well be unstoppable.
Jews and Muslims can and should work with one another.
Western military involvement would worsen violence, not end it, and could spread the conflict beyond Syria's borders.
Egypt's Salafis appear to be trying to create the caliphate via the ballot box
A TV debate between the leader of Tunisia's Islamist party and a Saudi Salafi scholar reveal some encouraging signs for the Arab Spring's first democracy
Ideology-driven assassinations of political leaders are becoming an increasingly common tool of dissent in Pakistan
Any regime that came after Bashar al-Assad's would likely be Islamist, worse for Israel, and even more unfriendly
King Abdullah's recent announcement that women will be able to vote in 2015 is too little, too late