Setting the Context: Challenges and Opportunities
Council on Foreign Relations Special Luncheon Briefing on the Middle East [Rush Transcript; Federal News Service]
CFR President Richard Haass discusses his latest Foreign Affairs article on the emergence of a new era in the Middle East.
In Prospect magazine, Edward Luttwak argues that the rest of the world should stop paying so much attention to the modern Middle East -- unless compelled by immediate danger. Most of the stated reasons for concern are either vastly exaggerated or flatly false.