The current U.S. strategy to confront its antagonists reflects a decade of missteps and misunderstandings.
If the Bashir administration allows the Doha agreement to become a meaningless piece of paper, all semblance of regional trust could be destroyed.
The military thinks it has a winning combination, but night raids and drones are actually helping to lose the war in Afghanistan.
The Obama administration can still learn from the errors of its predecessors in Afghanistan.
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.
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?
In his speech about Afghanistan there was a serious disconnect between President Obama's rhetoric and plans.
As the president clarifies his plan for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, the most important thing is not the what or the when but the how.