It seems that the fate of the Middle East is to host wars as a rule, with security and peace as the exception.
Since the American election campaign began, the two candidates, McCain and Obama, have been eager to promise unprecedented action against Iran, delivering a coup de grace poised to wreak havoc and ruin everything. But what has escaped the two of them, while in this election mania that stands in contrast to political [Read more]
The Americans say that they will not withdraw from Iraq until they achieve victory, but victory for them is a movable thing, its reasons and its motivations differing from stage to stage: At the beginning victory meant overthrowing the adversarial regime of Saddam Hussein and replacing it with a government favorable [Read more]
One of the frightening lessons one learns from spending time in Washington DC is that most of the men and women who make or influence American policy in the Middle East actually have little or no first-hand experience in the region.