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Middle East war room

Middle east
Mideast policy was so much easier when all it had to do was demonize Saddam, Khomeini and Qaddafi etc..

Israeli settlement

Boehner
Up until today, the two opposing sides in the intractable Israel-Palestine squabble were in the Middle East.

Middle East puzzle

Middle East Puzzle
I thought I’d draw a quick, easy, handy guide to the current Middle East incursion’s myriad of factions, interests, allegiances, feuds and other enigmas.

Behind the scenes: From sketch to cartoon

Every day, Matt Davies draws and colors his cartoons by hand. In this video, go behind the scenes of Matt’s latest cartoon and see how he creates the image and gives it color.

Lines in the sand

Lines in the sand
When it comes to the Middle East, engaging in ruthless, self-serving skullduggery is the only way to survive. Even if you’re 6,324 miles away.

Middle East, deja vu all over again

Middle East, deja vu all over again
With the benefit of hindsight, September 11th, 2001 signaled our entry into a never-ending Middle Eastern engagement/acid trip. With bipartisan pressure building in Congress and support growing in the country for action, President Barack Obama is expected to announce Wednesday night that he will authorize U.S. military airstrikes in Syria as part of a broader plan to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State extremist group in the Middle East, the Associated Press reports. Obama also will stress the need to provide additional resources in the form of money, training and diplomatic support for those fighting the terrorist group responsible for murdering hundreds and beheading two American journalists.