Max Abrahms, A Window of Opportunity for Israel?
Saddam is gone. For Israel, it doesn't spell relief

Daniel Mandel, Four-Part Disharmony: The Quartet Maps Peace
More clutter for the Middle East's glove compartment

Eyal Zisser, Syria and the United States: Bad Habits Die Hard
It's hard to unlearn defiance

Ofra Bengio, Iraqi Kurds: Hour of Power?
And the last shall be first-maybe

Jonathan Eric Lewis, Iraqi Assyrians: Barometer of Pluralism
A piece of the mosaic might get lost. It mustn't

Charles M. Brown, Confessions of an Anti-sanctions Activist
I was duped, and not just by Saddam


American Textbook Council, Islam and the Textbooks
Schoolbooks feed kids with happy talk


Jacob Lassner, Not Grounded in Fact
Israel's passion for archeology stumps an Arab critic


Brief Reviews
Al-Qa'ida … Jerusalem … Al-Jazeera … Turkish parties


N.Y. Times Mobile Headline Lab Found in Iraqi Desert
Don your hysteria protection masks!