The U.S.-backed Afghan government of Hamid Karzai is stamping out local government, which only inflames the country's insurgency.
Hard to believe, but Sunni insurgents who kill Sunnis may actually be advancing their agenda.
Five years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, observes columnist Zia Mian, the costs of war stagger the imagination.
Four experts from across the political spectrum debate the meaning of the results of the elections and the future of Iraq and U.S. military involvement there.
Body counts are important to remind us of the sacrifices made so far, but they are not a measure of success.
The most important development in Iraq since the January 2005 election is the emergence of a sectarian civil war between Sunnis and Shiites.