Ballots fight bombs—real and ideological—for dominance.
This was the first Pakistani government to serve a full term, but there's no great cause for optimism.
The Mediterranean state is traditionally tolerant and stable. That might be changing.
A tendency to expand objectives mid-fight has seen America fail in its last four major wars.
The Afghan president's perorations are motivated by domestic concerns.
There is simply no justification for having a single American killed or wounded on the Afghan battlefield if all is certain to come to naught in a year’s time or less.
The administration’s most important challenge the coming year is to restore peace as the nation’s natural condition.
The administration has been too reluctant to take concrete steps in the Middle East and Afghanistan.
Kabul is pursuing a Pakistan-brokered deal with the Taliban. It won't work.
A limited treatment is sometimes better medicine.