Commentary / World Aug 29, 2011

Libya faces period of reliance on foreign help

Six months after Libyan rebels took up arms against the country's leader, Col. Moammar Gadhafi, they have finally toppled him. But while victorious on the battlefield, they have not been triumphant in political and economic terms. If the rebels are to ensure their revolution's long-term ...

Commentary / World Jun 15, 2011

Just how new is Egypt's 'new' foreign policy?

In the months since Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's resignation, his successors have signaled a shift in foreign policy by reaching out to former adversaries. Egypt's government has welcomed Iranian diplomats and embraced the Palestinian group Hamas. Many interpret such moves as clear evidence of Egypt's ...

Commentary / World Apr 1, 2011

Regime clash is personal

SANAA — When Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh ordered his military March 18 to fire on peaceful protesters calling for his resignation, he sealed his fate. A wave of military, government and diplomatic defections, led by his longtime ally First Armored Brigade Commander General ...

Commentary / World Feb 26, 2011

The battle for Bahrain

MANAMA — The fervor for change that inspired revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt is now rocking Bahrain. But the uprising in Manama differs from the mass protests that turned out longtime rulers in North Africa. Indeed, sectarian fault lines, together with the security forces' ...