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McCain: U.S. 'making up reasons' to avoid action on Libya

Fully a week after Libya's delegation to the United Nations first proposed that Western countries impose a no-fly zone in their country, the Obama administration finally has begun discussing it with other NATO governments. But most of the talk...

By Jackson Diehl  | March 1, 2011; 4:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (97)
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An Egyptian revolutionary seeks Obama's support

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post incorrectly identified Ahmed Salah as Ahmed Maher. Both were founders of the April 6th movement, but Saleh has since left the organization. Ahmed Maher has not visited Washington. Ahmed Salah, one of...

By Jackson Diehl  | March 1, 2011; 10:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Is the Obama administration soft on Gaddafi?

For the Obama administration, Libya ought to be the easy case in the Middle East's turmoil. Dictator Moammar Gaddafi, aptly labeled a "mad dog" by Ronald Reagan 25 years ago, is no friend of the United States, unlike Egypt's...

By Jackson Diehl  | February 22, 2011; 4:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (117)
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Blindsided in Bahrain

According to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, all was well in the Persian Gulf emirate of Bahrain just two months ago, when she paid a visit. "I am very impressed by the progress Bahrain is making on all...

By Jackson Diehl  | February 15, 2011; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Good coup or bad coup in Egypt?

Egypt has just witnessed a popular revolution -- but also a military coup. So as we in Washington watch the crowds celebrate in Cairo, we also have to wonder: will this be a good coup, or a bad coup?...

By Jackson Diehl  | February 11, 2011; 12:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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The Egypt warnings Obama ignored

Caught flat-footed and totally unprepared for Egypt's uprising, the Obama administration has been offering a series of excuses. It was, officials claim, quietly supporting reform all along. The CIA never warned that Egypt might blow up. No one could...

By Jackson Diehl  | February 8, 2011; 2:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (102)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Mubarak unleashes chaos, Jackson Diehl , February 2, 2011
Why Abbas and Abdullah are scrambling, Jackson Diehl , February 1, 2011
The selling of the 'Palestine Papers', Jackson Diehl , January 25, 2011
Obama to Mubarak: Forget Tunisia, Jackson Diehl , January 20, 2011
Why Palestinians want to be Israeli citizens, Jackson Diehl , January 12, 2011
Israel's Spying Vulture -- and Killer Shark, Jackson Diehl , January 5, 2011
Putin's push for the START treaty, Jackson Diehl , December 15, 2010
Obama's double-or-nothing moment in the Middle East, Jackson Diehl , December 8, 2010
WikiLeaked: Nicolas Sarkozy's bunny, Jackson Diehl , December 1, 2010
Why Russia defends a 'merchant of death', Jackson Diehl , November 16, 2010
Netanyahu's post-election offensive?, Jackson Diehl , November 10, 2010
How Castro and Chavez lost the 2010 elections, Jackson Diehl , November 4, 2010
After 2010 elections, Obama will look abroad, Jackson Diehl , November 2, 2010
Can the United Nations create a Palestinian state?, Jackson Diehl , October 26, 2010
How Obama sabotaged Middle East peace talks, Jackson Diehl , October 18, 2010
This Harry Reid is lost, Jackson Diehl , October 15, 2010
George Clooney yells 'fire!' about Sudan, Jackson Diehl , October 13, 2010
Netanyahu and Obama on the brink -- again, Jackson Diehl , October 7, 2010
Germany's terror mosque, Jackson Diehl , October 5, 2010
The White House's Afghanistan defeatism, Jackson Diehl , September 29, 2010
Record casualties in Afghanistan: Can we bear them?, Jackson Diehl , September 21, 2010
The drone war drones on, Jackson Diehl , September 14, 2010
How a Koran burner goes global, Jackson Diehl , September 10, 2010
Why doesn't Abbas want peace talks?, Jackson Diehl , August 12, 2010
Lula: Stonewalled by Iran, Jackson Diehl , August 3, 2010
Cuban dissidents don't want sanctions lifted, Jackson Diehl , July 20, 2010
Is the U.S. playing a big enough role in Iraq?, Jackson Diehl , July 14, 2010
At the White House, Netanyahu makes his case, Jackson Diehl , July 7, 2010
Don't blame McChrystal, blame Obama, Jackson Diehl , June 22, 2010
Gen. Petraeus's pregnant pause on Afghanistan, Jackson Diehl , June 15, 2010
Obama, Netanyahu and the Free Gaza flotilla, Jackson Diehl , June 1, 2010
At nuclear summit, Obama snubs an ally, Jackson Diehl , April 13, 2010
Obama and Netanyahu: pointless poison, Jackson Diehl , March 24, 2010
Biden stumbles into Middle East trap , Jackson Diehl , March 10, 2010
The Dubai police chief's outlandish claims, Jackson Diehl , March 3, 2010
Obama's Karzai problem, Jackson Diehl , February 24, 2010
Obama re-engages on human rights, Jackson Diehl , February 19, 2010
Something missing in Obama's Nobel speech, Jackson Diehl , December 10, 2009
The administration goes after Karzai, Jackson Diehl , November 12, 2009
A wall falls in Baghdad, Jackson Diehl , November 9, 2009
Another John Kerry 'flip-flop'?, Jackson Diehl , October 27, 2009
The Nobel Committee Comes Clean, Jackson Diehl , October 9, 2009
The VP Debate: Biden's Distortions, Jackson Diehl , October 3, 2008
 
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