“As long as the Middle East remains a place where freedom does not flourish, it will remain a place of stagnation, resentment, and violence ready for export.”
An unwritten rule of campaigns is that candidates don't criticize the president's foreign policy while abroad.
Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime has a history of using force to control Lebanon's leaders.
Why don't more Americans talk about religious abuses in the ultra-conservative kingdom?
The military, which has been consolidating power and extending dictatorial rule, gets over $1 billion per year
The practice of keeping Tibetan leaders at bay to avoid angering China is an old one here, but that doesn't make it good policy
The Syrian government's violence against protesters is rapidly worsening, risking civil war
The tiny Gulf nation and U.S. ally has been brutalizing peaceful protesters, so why are we doing so little?
Separating out the legitimate protest movement from the Iranian fronts who damage their cause
A sectarian divide or an Alawite-led "palace coup" are two of the most likely ways he might be removed
The U.S. faces a rapidly changing region from Tripoli to Jerusalem
A response to Marc Lynch
A former Bush adviser on why the president's commitments, and questionable reelection chances, make it likely that he would order an attack before November 2012