Archive: April 09, 2006 - April 15, 2006

Why the Iraqi Impasse Continues

Why doesn't Iraq have a government yet? Two answers predominate among commentators in the Middle East and elsewhere. Many in the Arab and Iranian press blame the U.S. occupation, saying the United States and Britain are trying to impose their...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | April 14, 2006; 9:50 AM ET | Comments (30)

The Great Iran Debate

The combination of reaction to news reports of U.S. plans for military strikes on Iran and Iran's claim to have mastered uranium processing brought out the best (and worst) in the comments section. "Robert Rose" likens a Bloomberg wire story...

By Jefferson Morley | April 13, 2006; 7:55 AM ET | Comments (106)

Russia Downplays Iran's 'Good News'

Russian experts are downplaying Iran's "good news" to have joined the world's nuclear technology club.

By Jefferson Morley | April 12, 2006; 2:43 PM ET | Comments (9)

As Iran Celebrates, Europe Worries

As the Iranian online media celebrates a nuclear technology breakthrough, European observers see a deepening confrontation between the Islamic Republic and the rest of the world. The disparate reaction to news that Iran has processed a small amount of uranium...

By Jefferson Morley | April 12, 2006; 9:39 AM ET | Comments (43)

Talk of Iran Strikes Gets Cool Response

When it comes to persuading the rest of the world about how to respond to Iran's nuclear program, the U.S. government has an audience of five: The generally sympathetic European powers--Britain, France and Germany--and the studiously aloof U.N. Security Council...

By Jefferson Morley | April 11, 2006; 9:45 AM ET | Comments (57)

Does Civil War Threat Loom Beyond Iraq?

Alarm about the possibility of civil war is not just limited to Iraq, say the Middle East online media. Harsh reaction to remarks made by Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak about Iran's influence this weekend shows that the conflict between Shiites...

By Jefferson Morley | April 10, 2006; 11:06 AM ET | Comments (23)

 

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