The talk of covert action, "no fly zones," and military involvement via proxies has ratcheted up following the Russian and Chinese veto of a UN Security Council resolution.
Hundreds of thousands rallied in Cairo's Tahrir Square and in other Egyptian cities Wednesday on the first anniversary of the Jan. 25, 2011, uprising that led to the ouster of dictator Hosni Mubarak.
This situation, if not resolved, could lead to a conflagration of unimaginable proportions, with consequences that will reverberate throughout the Middle East and the world.
With the announcement of Gaddafi's death, it was clear that the uprising had entered a new phase.
Israel approved a prisoner swap with Gaza's governing Hamas movement early this morning, prompting celebratory street parties in both Israel and Palestine.
With less than two years to go before the next presidential election in Iran a power struggle to determine its outcome is in full swing.
Nearly 300,000 Israelis took to the streets in Tel Aviv on Saturday, chanting, "The people demand social justice."
Are we being dragged into a war whose means violate the Geneva Conventions? It is hard not to answer that question in anything but the affirmative.
The president said the U.S. is opening "a new chapter in American diplomacy" centered on human rights and economic development. But the new policy has its own contradictions.
Leaders of 14 Palestinian political parties including Fatah and Hamas announced a unity agreement in Cairo on Wednesday.