The tenuous peace deal with the militants comes under increasing strain as Taliban take areas closer to Pakistan’s capital.
In The Hague this week, Iranian officials offered to cooperate with the US. Iran has pursued an ambitious redevelopment effort in Afghanistan since 2001.
The President's plan for the increasingly troubled region is ambitious, although his goals are more limited than Bush's.
The recent war, plunging crude prices, and an economic crisis haven't derailed plans for a gated community in the Caucasus.
The move came shortly after a Taliban group in the nearby Bajur region declared a unilateral cease-fire.
Biden opens a door on Iran, but presses allies on Afghanistan.