Expect Little From Washington This Year
This week's column for Gulf News looks recent events in the US - notably the Shirley Sherrod fiasco - and explains the lesson this mess holds for those of us focused on foreign policy: expect little from the administration beyond crisis management until after November's elections.
Watching Iran: Buyer Beware
At the risk of being labeled a wet blanket at a potentially great and paradigm-shifting juncture of history, it needs to be said that American television news coverage of Iran ought to come with a warning label.
Gordon Robison has more than 25 years of experience living in and writing about the Middle East.