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A successful U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan depends on keeping India in the loop.
At the same time as it's exploring talks with the Taliban, the U.S. has launched a major military operation in Kandahar.
Afghanistan is a crossroads of civilizations and an almost bewilderingly complicated place.
Yes, it would be funny if it weren't so grim. After all, when it comes to squandering money and resources in strange and distant places (or even here at home), you can count on the practitioners of American-style war to be wildly over the top.
Iraq and Afghanistan may be a lot less ready for democracy than we think.
Labor Day doesn't have to be about barbecues.
Avni Dogru summarises the Middle East's falling in and out of love with President Barack Obama. Without a rapid reversal of U.S. policy, it looks as if the downward trend will only accelerate.
There may be both less and more to Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout than meets the eye.
The crime rate of Roma is no higher than the population at large.
Imtiaz Gul goes to Pakistan's tribal areas and details the region's descent into chaos.