How can building Israeli settlements in occupied territories be compatible with withdrawal? Ending this contradiction should be the precondition for starting direct negotiations.
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The Obama administration is considering lifting a ban on regular diplomatic contacts with Iran and looking at ways to develop a direct line of communi...
The notion of preconditions happens to be the crux of one of the most important foreign policy issues being debated between Obama and McCain -- you'd think Palin would understand this.
The preconditions that the Bush administration have publicly proclaimed in the past were based on the increasingly faulty assumption that the U.S. always has the upper hand. But the world has changed.
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