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Analysis: Iraq today is witnessing the worst violence since the disastrous years of 2006 and 2007, when the country was on the verge of all-out sectarian war.
Analysis: For the holiday season, a look at the foreign adventures this year that have brought joy and heartbreak to America and its, ahem, allies.
Official US policy toward the now-revered freedom fighter makes for some uncomfortable reflections.
Reporter’s notebook: A peek behind the curtain at one of the world’s shadiest nations.
Does the hit TV terrorism drama offer a peek into future relations with Tehran? Let’s hope not.
Details of a key security agreement make clear that the United States may not be exiting Afghanistan any time soon. That is, if the Afghans ever sign it.
Analysis: It’s a banner year for Afghan opium production. Here’s the good news and the bad news.
Analysis: Iran may be on the verge of a historic nuclear deal with the West … or, not.
With many billions spent, Afghanistan’s progress is ‘fragile and limited,’ experts say. Will more money help? It’s complicated.
Analysis: The 'Obamacare' rollout has been a mess. Can the president save the day? And, more importantly, who will win baseball's World Series?
With billions in aid on the table, America continues feeding the mouth that bites it.
Analysis: Chided by rights groups for the UAV bombings' civilian casualties, the United States is losing the moral high ground it has consistently claimed.
What is a sovereign credit rating and does it really matter?
Congress forges an eleventh-hour agreement, but a single senator could still trigger a default.
Analysis: Washington and Kabul cobble together a bilateral security agreement, but Afghanistan’s future remains uncertain.
Analysis: John Kerry says the government shutdown is 'an example of the robustness of our democracy.' The world may not be buying it.
A multitude of militant groups in Pakistan shares at least one characteristic: uncompromising hostility to the West, particularly the US. Could the Pakistani Taliban be the next big threat?
Bombs have killed more than 100 in Pakistan in little over a week, with scores more injured. The violence has reignited a quest to understand who is fighting whom in Pakistan — and why.
Analysis: Not only are the inmates running the asylum, they may be getting ready to blow it up.
Friday’s historic phone call between the presidents of the US and Iran could be a welcome sign that decades of distrust are ending. Or not.