The longest-serving Western correspondent in Baghdad tracks the lives of two Iraqi friends – from dinners under the moon and palms to the heartbreak of war.
Readers write about the Taliban in Pakistan and what a nuclear Iran means for Israel.
The tenuous peace deal with the militants comes under increasing strain as Taliban take areas closer to Pakistan’s capital.
Forget whether or not the 'torture' tactics on Al Qaeda suspects were justifiable. Debate now rages as to whether they were effective.
He is overseeing the boldest expansion of government in a generation. Is it a 'new pragmatism' right for the times or dangerous overreach by a young president?