Four more years: Into Africa

Africa is probably the single most complex region of the world and arguably its most troubled.


Egypt brokers Gaza talks as rocket fire continues

Egyptian mediators are meeting with leaders of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Fatah and other Palestinian organizations, and with Israeli officials.


Middle East: the next four years

Over the next four years the U.S. will face a number of foreign policy issues, most of them regional, some of them global.


Israel assassinates Hamas military commander

Ahmed al-Jabari and another top Hamas official Mohammed al-Hams were killed during a wave of raids in retaliation for rockets fired into southern Israel.