Gas may be cheap again, but the bursting of the petro bubble has sent unemployment soaring to 40 percent among Middle Easterners 15 to 24 years old, stirring unrest. Dubai's airport parking lots are littered with abandoned cars as foreign nationals flee. Egypt, with half a million newly unemployed headed home from abroad, could see a repeat of last year's bloody economic riots.
The Mosaic Intelligence Report takes a look back on the last five years of the Iraq war and asks whether the fiasco will go on for another half-decade.
The Mosaic Intelligence Report takes a look at the United States' Kurdish double standard: Washington supports those in Iraq while declaring Kurdish fighters in Turkey a "common enemy."
The Mosaic Intelligence Report tackles Bush's heated rhetoric about Iran and the connection with the president's chilly relationship with Russia.
The Mosaic Intelligence Report examines the political turmoil in Pakistan and wonders whether Gen. Pervez Musharraf's hold on power is as tenuous as it looks.