Leon Hadar, senior analyst at Wikistrat, a geostrategic consulting group, is the author of Sandstorm: Policy Failure in the Middle East.
This article was originally published on October 26. Given Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld's resignation, it is being republished.
From Yugoslavia to Ukraine, Berlin has often opened crises that the United States must step in to resolve. It might be foolishness. It might also be Machiavellian brilliance.
They said they wouldn't get tied down. They did.
A complicated minority.
Why do Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and others clamor for an intervention they could carry out themselves?
From Rabin to Livni, Israeli hawks have a history of mellowing with age. Some think Bibi has, too.
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