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Lebanon from the Golan Heights

A New Middle East War May Be Coming

The increasingly tense stand-off over Iran’s developing nuclear program threatens to plunge the Middle East into its biggest crisis since 1973.

That was when Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack against Israel on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of … More…

Assad and Ahmadinejad in 2007.  flickr sonyapryr

Russia and China’s “Shameful” Veto Was a Warning on Iran

This past weekend, Russia and China vetoed a carefully prepared and much-watered-down resolution in the UN Security Council that threatened sanctions against Syria if its regime didn… More…

2012 Predictions Graphic DonkeyHotey

Six Big Political Predictions for 2012

I wanted to take a quick break from the day-to-day primary and caucus coverage–it resumes in earnest when I head for New Hampshire Friday–to do my first post predicting what’s going to happen in politics in 2012.

Predictions, of course, … More…

The Colosseum in Rome.

‘Bye ‘Bye Belgium, Arrivederci Italia

World stock markets rallied Monday on hopes that finally we will have a real solution to the European debt crisis.

European leaders, especially French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, are discussing what The Wall Street Journal called More…

Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony 2008

China Has Peaked

Just a couple of years ago, China appeared rapidly heading for greatness. The Shanghai Composite index topped 6,000 in the fall of 2007 and the following summer the Opening Ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics, produced by master film director Zhang … More…

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Scary News from Two Danger Zones

From Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic… More…

Qaddafi at AU Summit 2009

Qaddafi Is Still Dead

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Pakistan-Afghanistan Map

The Escalating “War” with Pakistan

Tensions are rising rapidly between the US and its purported ally, Pakistan, with who knows what results.

Last week, in extraordinarily candid testimony before… More…