Regions / Europe & Central Asia
Three scenarios for how the U.S. might manage its involvement in Afghanistan between now and 2014.
Gen. Petraeus allowed unprecedented access to conservative Washington think tankers.
Pakistan's perceived need for nuclear weapons may be vastly overstated.
Activist Sonja Licht took no pleasure in correctly predicting the tragedy of Yugoslavia.
The United States chose an inopportune time to lift restrictions on Russia and normalize trade relations.
"There is no success in the Balkans without reconnecting everything except politics."
Just because the cliche that Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires is repeated ad nauseam doesn't mean it's not true.
Extremist Islamist militants also sow confusion about the intentions of the Pakistani state and military.
Nothing is sadder than dying at the hands of those you're sworn to protect.
Just as it did in Afghanistan and Iraq, the CIA and U.S. military act on bad intel when designating targets for drone attacks.