With the latest Pentagon resignation, the Vietnam analogy continues to haunt the United States in Afghanistan.
High-level diplomatic engagement would benefit both the international community and Iran itself.
As the United States approaches next year's deadline to begin troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, questions about the legitimacy of joint military-wonk policy campaigns are churning just beneath the surface.
Israel has put together a committee to look into its recent flotilla attack. Is Washington's support for this less-than-independent inquiry a quid pro quo for Israel's reducing its blockade of Gaza?
The stakes are high at the G20, and the cards stacked against progressive financial reform.