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  • Time to leave Iraq

    Time to leave Iraq
    President Barack Obama's announcement Friday that American troops will be out of Iraq by the end of the year was greeted with jeers in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail from Republicans who said the U.S. was ignominiously bowing to...
  • Bahrain's brave health care workers deserve support

    Bahrain's brave health care workers deserve support
    The United States continues to ignore the thwarted Arab Spring in Bahrain. Recently, a quasi-military court in the small Gulf state sentenced 20 doctors and nurses to up to 15 years in jail. The charge against them? Treating injured demonstrators opposing...
  • U.S. should encourage regime change in Syria

    U.S. should encourage regime change in Syria
    As the wave of revolution continues to sweep through the Arab world, the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad could be its next victim. While many in the United States and Israel appear hesitant to support Syria's anti-regime forces — basing their thinking...
  • Assad: A dictator in denial

    Assad: A dictator in denial
    You have to hand it to Syria's Bashar Assad; the man's got chutzpah. His interview in Damascus last week with ABC's Barbara Walters was either a case study in delusional thinking or unbounded cynicism. Mr. Assad's amazing performance, in which he denied...
  • Drop the 'two-war' plan

    Drop the 'two-war' plan
    As defense strategists at the Pentagon carry out their review of how to make roughly $400 billion in cuts over 10 years, and Congress considers the possibility of reductions twice as large as required by the supercommittee's failure to reach agreement,...
  • Obama's Mideast speech: Israel and the Arab Spring

    Obama's Mideast speech: Israel and the Arab Spring
    The most surprising aspect of President Barack Obama's speech Thursday on U.S. policy in the Middle East may have been his strongly worded call for a two-state solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, based on Israel's boundaries before 1967....
  • Arabs are ready for democracy, but not for peace with Israel

    Regarding your editorial "Obama and the Arab Spring" (May 20), your assessment that the president laid out a "pragmatic, nuanced approach to the region" is not borne out by the realities on the ground. The region is still embroiled in chaos and...
  • Assad's killing fields

    Assad's killing fields
    The announcement Sunday that the U.S. will join Turkey in providing "nonlethal" humanitarian aid to Syrian opposition groups is a clear sign of the Obama administration's growing frustration with the failure of diplomatic efforts to halt Syrian...
  • Best Middle East policy is to back off

    As an American taxpayer who has watched our country shell out trillions in the Middle East, I wondering if that region would have been better off without our meddling ( "Obama and the Arab spring" May 20). For example and close to home , the Maryland...
  • What will the U.S. response be to Syria's crimes against humanity?

    What will the U.S. response be to Syria's crimes against humanity?
    The Syrian government's increasingly brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters is putting the Obama administration's revamped Middle East policy to its first real test. It's one thing to say U.S. policy toward the region should spring from America's core...
  • Rep. Bartlett right on U.S. intervention in Libya

    Rep. Roscoe Bartlett and I would agree on very few political issues. But he is correct to sue over the war in Libya ("Bartlett, others sue over Libya," June 16). While I have great empathy for the people of Libya who have lived for decades under a...
  • Romney's Russia remarks and the dangers of dumbing down

    Romney's Russia remarks and the dangers of dumbing down
    Last week, Mitt Romney described Russia as America's "No. 1 geopolitical foe," prompting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to respond: "I think it's somewhat dated to be looking backwards instead of being realistic about where we agree, where we don't...