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How do Israelis and Americans feel about the drumbeat toward war with Iran?

The smell of gunpowder is in the air. Polls show war-weary Americans have a surprisingly large appetite for war with Iran. Israelis, however, feel much differently.


War with Iran? Sanctions, oil embargo and threat to close trade route add to tension

Economic sanctions have driven the Iranian currency to record lows, and a new oil embargo could drive the Iranian regime to desperation. Is war on the horizon?


As the military clings to power, can democracy thrive in Egypt?

Egyptians on Monday began the lengthy process of choosing their first civilian government since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak. But it remained unclear whether the military would give up power.


International community ratchets up pressure on Syria. Is intervention the next step?

The king of Jordan called on Syria’s president to step down, just days after the Arab League suspended Syria from the body. Is intervention the only option?


What to do about Syria? The brutality continues, even as the world spotlight fades

Human Rights Watch said this week that more than 3,500 people have been killed in Syria. The brutality against civilians has only worsened, but the world can’t seem to agree on what to do about it.


Iran may be much closer to nuclear weapons than we thought. What happens next?

Israelis are furiously debating the possibility of an air strike on Iran after reports that the regime is nearing a nuclear bomb. Is war with Iran a possibility?


Two sides of the Mubarak trial: Justice, or humiliation?

Egyptian-American journalist Hoda Osman reports from Cairo, where public opinion is deeply divided over the trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.


‘Counter-jihad’ movement may be small, but its rhetoric has seeped into public discourse

The Norway bomber threw a spotlight on anti-Islam bloggers and activists. Here in the U.S., their rhetoric has influenced mainstream political discourse.


Tim Pawlenty, neocon?

The former Minnesota governor has tried to burnish his public image by adopting a hawkish foreign policy platform in the early days of the campaign.

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