Regions / Europe & Central Asia
The United States is spending even more of its GDP on Afghanistan than did the Soviet Union.
The United States wants to negotiate with the Taliban from a position of strength. But reining in Afghan government corruption, not applying ever more military pressure, is the key to gaining a strong hand.
Will the British government take advantage of the News Corp. scandal to root out the corruption in the relationship between the media, politicians, and the police?
There is a sense that Italians are holding their breath.
You think the 1985 Pressler amendment -- which banned most U.S. aid to Pakistan unless U.S. certified it had no nuclear weapons -- made Pakistan mad?
A willingness to entertain the surgical implantation of explosives is a sign of either increased commitment or desperation on the part of jihadists.
The Obama administration's approach to the Afghan war is too narrowly focused. Instead, the administration should focus on India-Pakistan rapprochement as the hallmark of a cohesive South Asia strategy.
Why is Europe leaving the United States behind on applying a small tax on financial transactions?
On the verge of default, Greece is caught between an unpopular austerity package and a popular revolt.
In the long run, the use of suicide bombing is self-defeating for the Taliban.