Bush and Obama already helped destroy the region and damage U.S. interests there. How much worse could it get?
Leon HadarLeon Hadar is a senior analyst with Wikistrat, a geostrategic consulting firm. A former U.N. correspondent for the Jerusalem Post, he is currently a regular columnist for Haaretz, and is the author of Quagmire: America in the Middle East and Sandstorm: Policy Failure in the Middle East.
As urbanization spreads, pollution threatens a precious natural resource at the outer edge of the metropolis. Luc ForsythLuc Forsyth is an environmental photojournalist and videographer based in Mexico City. He specializes in the social and humanitarian impacts of environmental issues.