The Arab world and other countries in the MENA region are deeply conflicted about the UN Security Council resolution endorsing military action to enforce a no-fly zone and prevent Libyan government forces from making further gains in rebel-held territory.
On the occasion of International Women's Day, many commentators and activists voiced their opinions on the status of women in their societies as well as their role in the ongoing regional transformation.
After Soviet forces withdrew from Afghanistan in 1988-89, the regime it was defending there fell. This experience contributes to present fears that, if America withdraws from Afghanistan, the regime it is defending will also fall.
Click here to read a NBC interview with Middle East Policy Council president Frank Anderson discussing the Libyan government's role in the 1988 Pan Am bombing.
Earlier this week, the Egyptian military leadership approved a draft for constitutional amendments aimed at satisfying the demands of the demonstrators and paving the way for free and fair elections.
Libya’s strongman Muammar Qadhafi appears willing to fight on against Libya’s own citizens, prolonging the battle between government forces and nearly unarmed rebels. Voices from the region and abroad are calling for a variety of measures to prevent further deterioration of the situation.
Over the weekend, the United States vetoed a resolution before the UN Security Council condemning Israeli settlements in the Occupied Territories after failing to convince the Palestinian government to withdraw it.