I think we can pretty well determine now who the big loser was in the third Gaza war: the 1.8 million Palestinians of Gaza (53 percent of whom are under the age of 18).
It is tough work being the Saudi ambassador to the UK. First, you have to stir yourself into action to deny the undeniable: The Israeli attack on Gaza comes with Saudi backing
Despite being a traditional conservative Arab state with a ruling family, Qatar sees itself as a postmodern role model of sorts
The entire world depends on the free flow of oil from the Persian Gulf region. That requires American security guarantees, which require our presence.
If the military hasn't won today, who has? Though Egyptians are still celebrating, they are probably no closer to democracy today than they were three years ago.