Ryan Crocker, US ambassador to Afghanistan, sees progress amid an extended 'rough' patch in relations. He also cautions against quitting Afghanistan too soon, citing Al Qaeda. 'If we decide we're tired, ... they'll be back.'
Addressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Sunday, President Obama pledged to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Obama said he would "take no options off the table," including a military strike.
Stormy days lie ahead for US-Russia relations, many say. Progress on issues like missile defense and NATO-Russia relations could suffer serious setbacks if the Syria and Iran crises deteriorate further.