Israel’s new leader, Ehud Olmert

by Michael Evans -- Many Americans know that the familiar Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was incapacitated by a stroke nearly four months ago, but they have no clear picture of the man more…

Run, Hillary, run!

by Michael Evans -- The dispute over control of six major U.S. ports has ended; or has it? Dubai Ports World has, in light of congressional antagonism, decided to abandon the U.S. more…

Bush can't make terrorists safe for democracy

by Michael Evans -- President Bush's visit this week with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Washington was presumably meant to offer Abbas some reciprocity following Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's warm more…

Healing Palestinian wounds

by Michael Evans -- The United States has appointed outgoing World Bank President James Wolfensohn as a special envoy to the Palestinian Authority, to help it build the economy of a future more…

Dealing with Philistines

by Michael Evans -- As thousands of Israeli pioneers are about to be forced to leave their homes in the Gaza Strip for the sake of peace – or the hope for more…

Barbeque diplomacy

by Michael Evans -- The Texas Hill Country town of Crawford boasts 701 residents, one gas station, five churches, one restaurant and, on Monday, two heads of state – President George Bush more…

Bush & Sharon: Bible land meets Bible belt

by Michael Evans -- Something rare is happening in U.S.-Israel relations – something that has happened only once since the rebirth of the state of Israel in 1948. Only one American president more…

April Fools' Day in Iran

by Michael Evans -- On April 1, 1979, the greatest April Fool's joke of all time was played on the people of Iran. Ayatollah Khomeini proclaimed the "first day of God's government," more…

Iraq's election nightmare

by Michael Evans -- The Iraqi election results are in and, as expected, the Shiites captured approximately 48 percent of the vote. The Kurdish political party's second place finish is enough to more…

America's election-outcome nightmare

by Michael Evans -- According to an interview with Iraq Defense Minister Hazan Shaalan by the Kuwait newspaper Al-Qabas, more than a million Iranians crossed the border into Iraq to vote in more…