The Democracy Crusade Myth

Although it is unquestionably true that U.S. foreign policy is due for a serious recalibration, the notion that democracy promotion plays a dominant role in Bush policy is a myth.


The media is reporting  that thousands of Turkish troops have entered northern Iraq in pursuit of PKK guerillas. Henri Barkey provides insight into Turkey'

Tug of War with Tehran

The U.S.-Iran standoff is at a critical juncture. The sides are at a fork in the diplomatic road; either serious talks or dangerous escalation could dominate news headlines this summer.

A Mediterranean Membership Club

The United States should view Nicolas Sarkozy’s Mediterranean Union initiative as an opportunity for renewed translatlantic cooperation and burden-sharing in the Middle East.