Regions / Europe & Central Asia
Talks continue this week on Northern Ireland's political future. Why is it taking them so long to end the longstanding dispute once and for all?
The Irish saved civilization. Now it's time for them to help out the Middle East.
Is Somalia rapidly turning into this years Afghanistan, with the Islamic Courts in the role of the Taliban and Ethiopia as the unilateral invader?
Pakistan has been a key U.S. ally on counter-terrorism. But it looks like Musharaff may no longer be our man in Pakistan.
Is it time to retire the Great Game to the pages of history and literature and bring the troops home?
France grows less welcoming to former colonial subjects.
Conference in London shapes Afghanistan's future through crafting of new compact.
Assessing the Dayton Peace Accord a decade later.
Afghanistan's trajectory after the parliamentary elections.
Shrinking oil supplies are heightening U.S. interest in making energy investments in the newly independent republics of the Caspian Sea basin, but for now that's ill-advised.