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Many of the same people who led the push for regime-change in Baghdad now have their sights set on Tehran.
The Arab Spring requires a consistent approach to the shared clarion call of freedom throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
President Obama has the chance to completely retool U.S. policy in the Middle East in the context of the Arab Spring – but it doesn’t look likely that he will.
Phyllis Bennis: Message sent to Arab world was unilateral power, not justice.
We have, once again, played right into Osama bin Laden’s hands.
In the midst of the Arab Spring, which directly rejects al-Qaeda-style small-group violence in favor of mass-based, society-wide mobilization and non-violent protest to challenge dictatorship and corruption, does the killing of Osama bin Laden represent ultimate justice, or even an end to the “unfinished business” of 9/11?
Ultimately, the administration is unlikely to use Libya as a precedent for intervention anywhere else.
The Obama administration has hardly said a peep about the need for democracy in Saudi Arabia or the other oil-rich states of the Gulf, even as those regimes are cracking down on the small but growing number of democracy activists in their midst.
When there’s no oil, there’s no intervention.
As anti-government protests in Syria showed no sign of abating, the U.S. State Department Monday denied that it was seeking the regime’s ouster.
Facing the challenges of a world at the edge — from Japan to the Greater Middle East, from a shaky global economic system to weather that has become anything but entertainment — the United States looks increasingly incapable of coping.
What’s wrong with me, Doc?
Hillary Clinton speaks highly of democracy in the abstract but quickly loses enthusiasm as the reality approaches.
Libyan protesters asked for help, but the military attacks they’re getting may actually create a whole new set of problems that could last a very long time.