When to engage?
Washington is hesitant about sending American troops to Liberia, exhibiting once again a preference for disengagement from African conflicts, writes Negar Azimi
As the standoff between the government and guerrilla forces continues, US-inspired anti-terrorist measures are deepening the humanitarian crisis in Colombia, reports Tamam Ahmed Jama
Homeland security at work
Detention of a high-ranking Jordanian priest is seen as part of new American restrictions on Middle Easterners travelling to the land of the free, writes Muna Hamzeh
Instead of toppling the increasingly unpopular Blair government the apparent suicide of a discreet scientist has signalled open season on the BBC, writes Iason Athanasiadis in London
What's good for the goose...
Trial by nationality? Nyier Abdou looks at accusations that the US is dispensing justice to Al-Qa'eda suspects by fiat