The idea of a rapid proliferation of nuclear weapons in the Middle East is just the latest manifestation of an earlier domino theory, Cold War visual imagery of red paint oozing over the globe.
Faced with a troubled region, high-maintenance allies and an increasingly opaque government, Baku sees trouble ahead.
In the Middle East, Washington must look beyond the ostensibly pressing situations of the moment.
It is not in a superpower's interest to get sucked into projects of someone with a King David complex.
Diplomacy is the best means of containing Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. Unfortunately, it's unpopular with those who see war as the answer to most international problems.
How flaws in the U.S. system lead to deep deficiencies in Washington.
Proponents of sanctions are too optimistic. Economic pressure will not cause Iran to give up its nuclear program.
As the Arab League comes to Baghdad, Maliki attempts to strike a difficult balance between regional power players.
The quickest, least bloody path to a stable, unitary Syria may be for America to stay out. If Uncle Sam goes in, all bets are off.
The misguided bellicosity of senators Graham, Lieberman and McCain.
Why the mullahs might welcome an Israeli attack on Iranian soil.
The costs of a Syrian intervention are undoubtedly high. But the benefits may be surprisingly great.
They are being swayed by mindless alarmism, not sober considerations of what a nuclear Iran would mean—which makes their expressed aversion to a war all the more telling.
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