Regions / Europe & Central Asia
The question of what governments want from sport turns out to be a good deal easier to answer than the question of what they get.
No one seems to be listening to the Afghans. We should be.
Europe and the U.S. should back the beleaguered Turkish government because of the role a democratic Turkey can play in both stabilizing and liberalizing the Middle East.
To boost support for an attack on Iran, U.S. neoconservatives want Turkey on their side. But that means regime change in Ankara.
A pipeline connecting Iran, Pakistan, and India is upsetting U.S. plans to push Iran into a corner.
Hint: Its not religious extremists.
The unpopularity of the United States in Pakistan should force Washington to rethink its policies, argues columnist Zia Mian.
In a continuation of the discussion of Pakistan's negotiations with extremists within its borders, three experts take issue with each other.
By withdrawing from Iraq, the United States can learn from the mistakes the Soviet Union made in Afghanistan.
Politics is much like physics, columnist Conn Hallinan argues: for every reaction there is an equal and opposite reaction. And NATO is generating just such a reaction.